hadron

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noun had·ron \ˈha-ˌdrän\

Definition of hadron

  1. :  any of the subatomic particles (such as protons and neutrons) that are made up of quarks and are subject to the strong force

hadronic

play \ha-ˈdrä-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hadron

International Scientific Vocabulary hadr- thick, heavy (from Greek hadros thick) + 2-on


First Known Use: 1962


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