antiquark

noun
an·​ti·​quark | \ ˈan-tē-ˌkwärk How to pronounce antiquark (audio) , ˈan-ˌtī-\

Definition of antiquark

: the antiparticle of the quark

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Because of quantum uncertainty, the grand unified force associated with this fundamental symmetry should occasionally resurface, spontaneously morphing a quark or antiquark into a corresponding lepton or antilepton. Quanta Magazine, "Grand Unification Dream Kept at Bay," 15 Dec. 2016 Quarks and antiquarks behave far too symmetrically to account for the universe’s matter-antimatter imbalance. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "New Neutrino Anomaly Hints at a Matter-Antimatter Rift," 31 July 2016 Discoveries made at the LHC include the vaunted Higgs boson as well as other exotic particles including pentaquarks and antiquarks. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Large Hadron Collider Gets “Open Heart Surgery”," 3 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of antiquark

1964, in the meaning defined above

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