baryon definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a household of subatomic particles, such as the nucleon and hyperon multiplets, that take part in powerful interactions, are composed of three quarks, and tend to be much more massive than mesons. Also known as heavy particle. See dining table at subatomic particle.
    • much subatomic particle produced by the binding of quarks by gluons; a hadron containing three quarks. Baryons have half-odd built-in spin consequently they are hence fermions. This group includes the typical proton and neutron associated with atomic nucleus.
    • any of the primary particles having a mass corresponding to or higher than that of a proton and therefore be involved in powerful communications; a hadron with a baryon quantity of +1.
    • any of the primary particles having a mass equal to or greater than compared to a proton hence take part in powerful communications; a hadron with a baryon quantity of +1

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