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quarks

[ (kwahrks, kwawrks) ]
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In physics, the elementary particles that make up the protons and neutrons that in turn make up the atomic nucleus. Quarks are the most basic known constituent of matter. (See antimatter.)

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No quarks have been seen in the laboratory because, according to current theory, they cannot exist as free particles.
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