[ myoo-on-noo-tree-noh, -nyoo- ]
/ ˈmyu ɒn nuˌtri noʊ, -nyu- /
noun, plural mu·on-neu·tri·nos.Physics.
a type of neutrino that obeys a conservation law together with the muon, with the total number of muons and muon-neutrinos minus the total number of their antiparticles remaining constant.
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Also called mu-neutrino, muonic neutrino.
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Scientific definitions for muon-neutrino
A type of neutrino associated with the muon, often created in particle interactions involving muons (such as muon or pion decay). The muon neutrino has a mass no greater than 0.49 times that of the electron and has no charge. See more at neutrino. See Table at subatomic particle.
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