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subnuclear particle

[ suhb-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler ]
/ sʌbˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər /
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noun Physics.

any of the elementary particles, including those that do not exist in stable matter but appear as a result of high-energy collisions of other particles or nuclei.

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Origin of subnuclear particle

First recorded in 1960–65; sub- + nuclear

pronunciation note for subnuclear particle

See nuclear.
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