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muon-neutrino

[myoo-on-noo-tree-noh, -nyoo-] /ˈmyu ɒn nuˌtri noʊ, -nyu-/
noun, plural muon-neutrinos. Physics.
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a type of neutrino that obeys a conservation law together with the muon, with the total number of muons and muon-neutrinos minus the total number of their antiparticles remaining constant.
Also called mu-neutrino, muonic neutrino.
Compare lepton2 .
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muon neutrino  
A type of neutrino associated with the muon, often created in particle interactions involving muons (such as muon or pion decay). The muon neutrino has a mass no greater than 0.49 times that of the electron and has no charge. See more at neutrino. See Table at subatomic particle.
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