antineutrino

[ an-tee-noo-tree-noh, -nyoo-, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti nuˈtri noʊ, -nyu-, ˌæn taɪ- /

noun, plural an·ti·neu·tri·nos. Physics.

the antiparticle of a neutrino, distinguished from the neutrino by having clockwise rather than counterclockwise spin when observing in the direction of motion.

Origin of antineutrino

First recorded in 1930–35; anti- + neutrino
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British Dictionary definitions for antineutrino

antineutrino

/ (ˌæntɪnjuːˈtriːnəʊ) /

noun plural -nos

the antiparticle of a neutrino; a particle having oppositely directed spin to a neutrino, that is, spin in the direction of its momentum

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Science definitions for antineutrino

antineutrino

[ ăn′tē-nōō-trēnō, ăn′tī- ]

The antiparticle that corresponds to the neutrino.

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