charmed quark

noun Physics.
the quark having electric charge 2/3 times the elementary charge and charm C = +1. It is more massive than the up, down, and strange quarks.
Also called c quark. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Each bottom quark travels a few millimeters or so before decaying into a charmed quark and other particles.
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