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charmonium

[ chahr-moh-nee-uhm ]
/ tʃɑrˈmoʊ ni əm /
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noun Physics.
any meson composed of a charmed quark and a charmed antiquark.
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Origin of charmonium

1970–75; charm1 + -onium, probably extracted from positronium
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British Dictionary definitions for charmonium

charmonium
/ (tʃɑːˈməʊnɪəm) /

noun plural -nia
physics an elementary particle that contains an antiquark and a charm quark

Word Origin for charmonium

C20: from charm (sense 7)
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