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noun Physics.
a quantum number that is related to the number of different values of electric charge that a given kind of baryon or meson may have. Symbol:I
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Also called isospin, i-spin.

Origin of isotopic spin

First recorded in 1935–40
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isotopic spin

noun
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Scientific definitions for isotopic spin

isotopic spin
[ ī′sə-tŏpĭk ]

See isospin.
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