par·​ton ˈpär-ˌtän How to pronounce parton (audio)
: a particle (such as a quark or gluon) that is held to be a constituent of hadrons

Word History


particle + -on entry 2

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parton was in 1969

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“Parton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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