baryon number


Definition of baryon number

: a number equal to the number of baryons minus that of antibaryons in a system of elementary particles

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First Known Use of baryon number

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Baryon number.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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