[ ey-tuh-see, ee-tuh- ]
/ ˈeɪ təˈsi, ˈi tə- /
a neutral meson having a mass 5832 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of approximately 3.1 × 10-22 seconds.
Also called eta-c particle.
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Science definitions for eta-c particle
[ ā′tə-sē′, ē′tə- ]
An electrically neutral meson having a mass 5,832 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of approximately 3.1 X 10-22 seconds. See Table at subatomic particle.
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