a positively charged particle consisting of a proton and a neutron, equivalent to the nucleus of an atom of deuterium.
- Compare triton.
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British Dictionary definitions for deuteron
the nucleus of a deuterium atom, consisting of one proton and one neutron
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Scientific definitions for deuteron
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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