hypernucleus

noun
hy·​per·​nucleus | \ ¦hīpə(r)¦n(y)üklēəs \

Definition of hypernucleus

: an unstable atomic nucleus in which one or more hyperons bind to or replace a proton or neutron

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History and Etymology for hypernucleus

hyper- + nucleus

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“Hypernucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypernucleus. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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