antinucleon

[an-tee-noo-klee-on, -nyoo-, an-tahy-]

noun Physics.

an antiproton or an antineutron.

Nearby words

  1. antinous,
  2. antinovel,
  3. antinuclear,
  4. antinuclear antibody,
  5. antinuclear factor,
  6. antinuke,
  7. antinutrient,
  8. antioch,
  9. antiochus iii,
  10. antiochus iv

Origin of antinucleon

First recorded in 1945–50; anti- + nucleon

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British Dictionary definitions for antinucleon

antinucleon

noun

an antiproton or an antineutron
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Science definitions for antinucleon

antinucleon

[ăn′tē-nōōklē-ŏn′, ăn′tī-]

The antiparticle that corresponds to a nucleon.
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