[ ih-lek-tron-noo-tree-noh, -nyoo- ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trɒn nuˌtri noʊ, -nyu- /
noun, plural e·lec·tron-neu·tri·nos.Physics.
a type of neutrino that obeys a conservation law together with the electron, with the total number of electrons and electron-neutrinos minus the total number of their antiparticles remaining constant.
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Also called electronic neutrino, e-neutrino.
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Scientific definitions for electron-neutrino
A type of neutrino associated with the electron, often created in particle interactions involving electrons (such as beta decay). The electron neutrino has a mass of less than 4 X 10-6 that of an electron. See more at neutrino. See Table at subatomic particle.
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