[ bar-ee-on ]
/ ˈbær iˌɒn /
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a proton, neutron, or any elementary particle that decays into a set of particles that includes a proton.
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Origin of baryon
1950–55; <Greek barý(s) heavy + (fermi)on
OTHER WORDS FROM baryonbar·y·on·ic [bar-ee-on-ik], /ˌbær iˈɒn ɪk/, adjective
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How to use baryon in a sentence
One of those observations is BOSS: the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey.
Baryon oscillation is basically sound waves in the early Universe.
British Dictionary definitions for baryon
/ (ˈbærɪˌɒn) /
any of a class of elementary particles that have a mass greater than or equal to that of the proton, participate in strong interactions, and have a spin of 1/2 . Baryons are either nucleons or hyperons. The baryon number is the number of baryons in a system minus the number of antibaryons
Word Origin for baryon
C20: bary-, from Greek barus heavy + -on
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Scientific definitions for baryon
[ băr′ē-ŏn′ ]
Any of a family of subatomic particles composed of three quarks or three antiquarks. They are generally more massive than mesons, and interact with each other via the strong force. Baryons form a subclass of hadrons and are subdivided into nucleons and hyperons. Protons and neutrons are baryons. See Table at subatomic particle.
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