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parton

[ pahr-ton ]
/ ˈpɑr tɒn /
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noun Physics.
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.
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Origin of parton

1965–70; part(icle) + -on1; coined by R. P. Feynman
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British Dictionary definitions for parton (1 of 2)

parton
/ (ˈpɑːˌtɒn) /

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

Word Origin for parton

from part + -on

British Dictionary definitions for parton (2 of 2)

Parton
/ (ˈpɑːtən) /

noun
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