[ih-lek-tron-noo-tree-noh, -nyoo-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. electron spin resonance,
  2. electron telescope,
  3. electron transport,
  4. electron tube,
  5. electron volt,
  6. electron-ray tube,
  7. electron-volt,
  8. electronarcosis,
  9. electronegative,
  10. electronegativity

Compare lepton2.

Also called electronic neutrino, e-neutrino.

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Science definitions for electron neutrino

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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