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[doo-tuh-ron, dyoo-] /ˈdu təˌrɒn, ˈdyu-/
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 of deuteron
1933; < Greek deúter(os) second + -on1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Erasistratos de kantautha proteron poisas to deuteron ouk oid' hops ouk aisthanetai.

  • deuteron d soi kai touto to genos tn en t smati morin exeurtai tois perittmasi ts trophs anakeimenon.

British Dictionary definitions for deuteron


the nucleus of a deuterium atom, consisting of one proton and one neutron
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deuteron in Science
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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