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tau neutrino

noun, Physics.
a hypothetical type of neutrino that would obey a conservation law together with the tau lepton, with the total number of tau leptons and tau neutrinos minus the total number of their antiparticles remaining constant.
Also called tauonic neutrino
[taw-on-ik, tou-] /tɔˈɒn ɪk, taʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for tau neutrino

tau neutrino

(physics) a type of neutrino associated with tau particles
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tau neutrino
  (tou, tô)   
A type of neutrino associated with the tau particle, often created in particle interactions involving tau particles (such as the decay of these particles). The tau neutrino has a mass of zero or near zero, and has no electric charge. See more at neutrino. See Table at subatomic particle.
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