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meson

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noun me·son \ˈme-ˌzän, ˈmā-, ˈmē-, -ˌsän\

Definition of meson

  1. :  any of a group of fundamental particles (as the pion and kaon) made up of a quark and an antiquark that are subject to the strong force and have zero or an integer number of quantum units of spin

mesonic

play \me-ˈzä-nik, mā-, mē-, -ˈsä-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of meson

International Scientific Vocabulary mes- + 2-on


First Known Use: 1939


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meson

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noun me·son \ˈmez-ˌän, ˈmēz-, ˈmēs-, ˈmes-\

Medical Definition of meson

  1. :  any of a group of unstable elementary particles that are subject to nuclear forces and have masses much greater than that of the electron

mesonic

\me-ˈzän-ik, mē-, -ˈsän-\play play adjective



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