a hypothetical particle having no charge, zero spin, and small mass: postulated in some forms of quantum chromodynamics.
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Origin of axion
1978; perhaps axi(al current) + -on1
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physics a hypothetical neutral elementary particle postulated to account for certain conservation laws in the strong interaction
Word Origin for axion
C20: from axi (om) + -on
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