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b quark

or b-quark

Physics. bottom quark.

bottom quark

noun, Physics.
the quark having electric charge −1/3 times the elementary charge and bottom quantum number −1. It is more massive than the up, down, strange, and charmed quarks.
Also called beauty quark, b quark, b-quark.
Origin of bottom quark
First recorded in 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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bottom quark
A quark with a charge of - 1/3 . Its mass is smaller than that of the top quark, but larger than that of all the other quarks. The bottom quark is sometimes referred to as the beauty quark, though this term is falling out of use. See Table at subatomic particle.
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