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[ih-lek-tron-noo-tree-noh, -nyoo-] /ɪˈlɛk trɒn nuˌtri noʊ, -nyu-/
noun, plural electron-neutrinos. Physics.
a type of neutrino that obeys a conservation law together with the electron, with the total number of electrons and electron-neutrinos minus the total number of their antiparticles remaining constant.
Also called electronic neutrino, e-neutrino.
Compare lepton2 . Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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electron neutrino in Science
electron neutrino  
A type of neutrino associated with the electron, often created in particle interactions involving electrons (such as beta decay). The electron neutrino has a mass of zero or nearly zero, and has no electric charge. See more at neutrino. See Table at subatomic particle.
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