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positron

noun pos·i·tron \ˈpä-zə-ˌträn\

physics : a very small particle of matter that has a positive charge of electricity and that travels around the nucleus of an atom

Full Definition of POSITRON

:  a positively charged particle having the same mass and magnitude of charge as the electron and constituting the antiparticle of the electron —called also antielectron
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Origin of POSITRON

positive + -tron (as in electron)
First Known Use: 1933

Rhymes with POSITRON

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positron

noun pos·i·tron \ˈpäz-ə-ˌträn\

Medical Definition of POSITRON

:  a positively charged particle having the same mass and magnitude of charge as the electron and constituting the antiparticle of the electron—called also positive electron

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