- a meson with a mass 6687 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of approximately 1.5 X 10-20 seconds.
Also called chi particle.
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- An electrically neutral meson having a mass 6,687 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of approximately 1.5 X 10-20 seconds. See Table at subatomic particle.
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