- a constituent of the nucleon originally postulated in the theoretical analysis of high-energy scattering of electrons by nucleons and subsequently identified with quarks and gluons.
Origin of parton
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Parton says, "His liberality ranks him as a second founder."
Parton judges it to have been at the time of the building of Wild, then Weld, Street.
I am going to print your menagerie, Parton and all, and make comments.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 2, 1867-1875
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
What else she thought, Parton and the others were soon to hear hinted.
Mrs. Delafield had, as a first sensation, that of sympathy with Parton.
- physics a hypothetical elementary particle postulated as a constituent of neutrons and protons
from part + -on
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