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lepton

noun lep·ton \ lep-ˈtän \

Definition of lepton

plural lepta play \lep-ˈtä\
: a former monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ drachma

Origin and Etymology of lepton

Modern Greek, from Greek, a small coin, from neuter of leptos peeled, slender, small, from lepein to peel — more at leper


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lepton

noun lep·ton \ ˈlep-ˌtän \

Definition of lepton

: any of a family of particles (such as electrons, muons, and neutrinos) that have spin quantum number ¹/₂ and that experience no strong forces

leptonic

play \lep-ˈtä-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of lepton

Greek leptos + English 2-on


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