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psi particle

[sahy, psahy] /saɪ, psaɪ/
noun, Physics.
any of a family of mesons consisting of a charmed quark and a charmed antiquark.
an early name for the J/psi particle.
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First recorded in 1970-75 Unabridged
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psi particle

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psi particle
  (sī, psī)   
See J/psi particle.
psi' particle
  (sī'prīm', psī'-)   
An electrically neutral meson having a mass 7,213 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of approximately 1 × 10-20 seconds, composed, like the J/psi particle, of a charm-anticharm quark pair. See Table at subatomic particle.
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