Definition of Baryon

1. Noun. Any of the elementary particles having a mass equal to or greater than that of a proton and that participate in strong interactions; a hadron with a baryon number of +1.

Exact synonyms: Heavy Particle
Generic synonyms: Fermion, Hadron
Specialized synonyms: Hyperon, Nucleon



Definition of Baryon

1. Noun. (particles) A heavy subatomic particle created by the binding of quarks by gluons; a hadron containing three quarks. Baryons have half-odd integral spin and are thus fermions. This category includes the common proton and neutron of the atomic nucleus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Baryon

1. a type of subatomic particle [n -S] : BARYONIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Baryon

barwood
barwoods
bary-
barycenter
barycenters
barycentre
barycentres
barycentric
barycentric energy
barycentrically
barye
baryes
barylite
baryochemical
baryogenesis
baryon (current term)
baryon number
baryonia
baryonic
baryonic dark matter
baryonic matter
baryonium
baryoniums
baryonless
baryons
baryosynthesis
baryphony
barysilite
barysphere
baryta

Literary usage of Baryon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. First Workshop on Grand Unification: New England Center, University of New by Paul H. Frampton, Sheldon L. Glashow, Asim Yildiz (1980)
"INTRODUCTION The subject of baryon (B) and lepton (L) non-conservation is a topic of great current interest to particle physicists. ..."

2. Computing Radiation Dosimetry: CRD 2002 : Workshop Proceedings, Sacavém by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear (2004)
"The exact way of building up these chains depends on the nature of the projectile-target combination (baryon-baryon, meson-baryon, anti-baryon-baryon, ..."

3. Turn of the Century: 2100 by Charlie Pedersen (2007)
"(The baryon is the category used to describe neutrons and protons which are ... -B- baryon A hadron (any particle made from quarks and gluons) made from a ..."

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