magneton

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noun mag·ne·ton \ ˈmag-nə-ˌtän \

Definition of magneton

:a unit of the quantized magnetic moment of a particle (such as an atom)

Origin and Etymology of magneton

International Scientific Vocabulary magnet- + 2-on


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magneton

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noun mag·ne·ton \ ˈmag-nə-ˌtän \

medical Definition of magneton

:a unit of measurement of the magnetic moment of a particle (as an atom or atomic nucleus) that is equal to 0.927×10−20 ergs per oersted for atoms and 0.505×10−23 ergs per oersted for atomic nuclei

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