muonium

noun

mu·​on·​ium myü-ˈō-nē-əm How to pronounce muonium (audio) -ˈä- How to pronounce muonium (audio)
: a short-lived quasi-atom consisting of an electron and a positive muon

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First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of muonium was in 1957

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“Muonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muonium. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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