Definition of baryon
: any of a group of subatomic particles (such as nucleons) that are subject to the strong force and are composed of three quarks
baryonicplay \ˌber-ē-ˈä-nik, ˌba-rē-\ adjective
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The most famous baryons are protons and neutrons, which make up everyday matter.
In the natural world, baryons have at most one heavy quark.
Researchers at other laboratories, including at CERN, have sought to detect the Fermilab baryon without success.
Discovering five versions of a particle all at once is completely unprecedented and could reveal a lot about omega baryons and the nature of quarks.
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