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deuteron

[doo-tuh-ron, dyoo-] /ˈdu təˌrɒn, ˈdyu-/
noun, Physics.
1.
a positively charged particle consisting of a proton and a neutron, equivalent to the nucleus of an atom of deuterium.
Compare triton.
Origin
1933
1933; < Greek deúter(os) second + -on1
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Examples from the web for deuteron
  • Hadron therapy includes neutrons and protons, which are generated using proton or deuteron accelerators.
  • The first experiment was conducted using a deuteron beam on a beryllium target.
British Dictionary definitions for deuteron

deuteron

/ˈdjuːtəˌrɒn/
noun
1.
the nucleus of a deuterium atom, consisting of one proton and one neutron
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deuteron in Science
deuteron
  (d'tə-rŏn')   
The nucleus of a deuterium atom, consisting of a proton and a neutron. It is regarded as a subatomic particle with unit positive charge.
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