deuteron

[doo-tuh-ron, dyoo-]
noun Physics.
a positively charged particle consisting of a proton and a neutron, equivalent to the nucleus of an atom of deuterium.
Compare triton.


Origin:
1933; < Greek deúter(os) second + -on1

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deuteron (ˈdjuːtəˌrɒn)
 
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the nucleus of a deuterium atom, consisting of one proton and one neutron

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deuteron   (d'tə-rŏn')  Pronunciation Key 
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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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.
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