[ zee-zeer-oh ]
/ ˈziˈzɪər oʊ /
one of three particles, called intermediate vector bosons, that are believed to transmit the weak force. Symbol: Z0
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Also called Z particle, Z boson.
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physics a type of neutral elementary particle considered to transmit the weak interaction between other elementary particles. Z particles have a rest mass of 1.62557 × 10 –25 kgAlso called: Z boson See also W particle
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See Z boson.
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