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hyperon

[hahy-puh-ron] /ˈhaɪ pəˌrɒn/
noun, Physics.
1.
any baryon with strangeness other than zero, especially one with a relatively long lifetime.
Origin of hyperon
1950-1955
1950-55; hyper- + -on1
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hyperon

/ˈhaɪpəˌrɒn/
noun
1.
(physics) any baryon that is not a nucleon
Word Origin
C20: from hyper- + -on
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hyperon
  (hī'pə-rŏn')   
Any of various baryons, other than the proton and neutron, that do not decay via the strong force. The lambda particle is an example of a hyperon. Hyperons are unstable or semistable, heavier than protons and neutrons, and have nonzero strangeness.
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