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deuteron

[doo-tuh-ron, dyoo-]
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noun Physics.
  1. a positively charged particle consisting of a proton and a neutron, equivalent to the nucleus of an atom of deuterium.
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Origin of deuteron

1933; < Greek deúter(os) second + -on1
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Historical Examples

  • Deuteron d soi kai touto to genos tn en t smati morin exeurtai tois perittmasi ts trophs anakeimenon.

    On the Natural Faculties

    Galen

  • Erasistratos de kantautha proteron poisas to deuteron ouk oid' hops ouk aisthanetai.


British Dictionary definitions for deuteron

deuteron

noun
  1. the nucleus of a deuterium atom, consisting of one proton and one neutron
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deuteron

[dōōtə-rŏn′]
  1. The nucleus of a deuterium atom, consisting of a proton and a neutron. It is regarded as a subatomic particle with unit positive charge.
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