quark model

noun Physics.

a scheme that explains the quantum numbers of all the baryons and mesons by assuming that baryons are composed of three quarks and mesons of a quark and an antiquark, with different combinations of quark and antiquark flavors giving different sets of quantum numbers.

Nearby words

  1. quarantine,
  2. quarantine anchorage,
  3. quarantine flag,
  4. quare,
  5. quark,
  6. quark star,
  7. quarkonium,
  8. quarks,
  9. quarles,
  10. quarles, francis

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