baryon

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noun bary·on \ˈber-ē-ˌän, ˈba-rē-\

Definition of baryon

  1. :  any of a group of subatomic particles (as nucleons) that are subject to the strong force and are composed of three quarks

baryonic

play \ˌber-ē-ˈä-nik, ˌba-rē-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of baryon

Greek barýs “heavy” + 2-on — more at grieve


First Known Use: 1953


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