par·​ton | \ ˈpär-ˌtän \

Definition of parton

: a particle (such as a quark or gluon) that is held to be a constituent of hadrons

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More than a half dozen officers were observed by downtown partons searching the area on foot and in squad cars. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Search for armed man prompts police to evacuate downtown Waukesha bar, close streets," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of parton

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parton

particle + -on entry 2

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The first known use of parton was in 1969

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