Baryonic

baryon

[bar-ee-on]
noun Physics.
a proton, neutron, or any elementary particle that decays into a set of particles that includes a proton.
Compare quark model.


Origin:
1950–55; < Greek barý(s) heavy + (fermi)on

baryonic [bar-ee-on-ik] , adjective
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baryon (ˈbærɪˌɒn)
 
n
any of a class of elementary particles that have a mass greater than or equal to that of the proton, participate in strong interactions, and have a spin of ½. Baryons are either nucleons or hyperons. The baryon number is the number of baryons in a system minus the number of antibaryons
 
[C20: bary-, from Greek barus heavy + -on]

baryonic (ˌbærɪˈɒnɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to a baryon

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baryon   (bār'ē-ŏn')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of a family of subatomic particles composed of three quarks or three antiquarks. They are generally more massive than mesons, and interact with each other via the strong force. Baryons form a subclass of hadrons and are subdivided into nucleons and hyperons. Protons and neutrons are baryons. See Table at subatomic particle.
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