hypernucleus

noun

hy·​per·​nucleus
¦hīpə(r)¦n(y)üklēəs
: an unstable atomic nucleus in which one or more hyperons bind to or replace a proton or neutron

Word History

Etymology

hyper- + nucleus

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“Hypernucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypernucleus. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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