[ hahy-puh-ron ]
/ ˈhaɪ pəˌrɒn /
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any baryon with strangeness other than zero, especially one with a relatively long lifetime.
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperon
/ (ˈhaɪpəˌrɒn) /
physics any baryon that is not a nucleon
Word Origin for hyperon
C20: from hyper- + -on
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Scientific definitions for hyperon
[ hī′pə-rŏn′ ]
Any of various baryons, other than the proton and neutron, that are unstable. The lambda particle is such an example. Hyperons are heavier than protons and neutrons, and they have nonzero strangeness.
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