parton

[pahr-ton]
noun Physics.
  1. a constituent of the nucleon originally postulated in the theoretical analysis of high-energy scattering of electrons by nucleons and subsequently identified with quarks and gluons.

Origin of parton

1965–70; part(icle) + -on1; coined by R. P. Feynman
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parton

noun
  1. physics a hypothetical elementary particle postulated as a constituent of neutrons and protons

Word Origin for parton

from part + -on

Parton

noun
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