Definition of

Meson

  1. (noun, object) an elementary particle responsible for the forces in the atomic nucleus; a hadron with a baryon number of 0

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Synonyms of Meson

mesotron

Alternate forms of Meson

Derivations: mesic, mesonic

Hyponyms: b-meson, j particle, k particle, k-meson, kaon, kappa-meson, pi-meson, pion, psi particle

Hypernyms: boson, hadron

Origin of the word Meson

  1. 1939, from Gk. mesos "middle" (see medial). Earlier mesotron (1938), so called for being intermediate in mass between protons and electrons. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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