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parton

[pahr-ton] /ˈpɑr tɒn/
noun, Physics.
1.
a constituent of the nucleon originally postulated in the theoretical analysis of high-energy scattering of electrons by nucleons and subsequently identified with quarks and gluons.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; part(icle) + -on1; coined by R. P. Feynman
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British Dictionary definitions for parton

parton

/ˈpɑːˌtɒn/
noun
1.
(physics) a hypothetical elementary particle postulated as a constituent of neutrons and protons
Word Origin
from part + -on

Parton

/ˈpɑːtən/
noun
1.
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