baryon

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bary·on

noun \ˈber-ē-ˌän, ˈba-rē-\

Definition of BARYON

:  any of a group of subatomic particles (as nucleons) that are subject to the strong force and are composed of three quarks
bary·on·ic \ˌber-ē-ˈä-nik, ˌba-rē-\ adjective

Origin of BARYON

International Scientific Vocabulary bary- (from Greek barys heavy) + 2-on — more at grieve
First Known Use: 1953

Rhymes with BARYON

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baryon

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any member of one of two classes of hadrons. Baryons are heavy subatomic particles made up of three quarks. They are characterized by a baryon number, B, of 1, and have half-integer spin values. Their antiparticles (see antimatter), called antibaryons, have a baryon number of 1. Both protons and neutrons are baryons.

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