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strange quark

noun, Physics.
a quark having electric charge −1/3 times the elementary charge and strangeness −1; it is more massive than the up and down quarks.
Also called s quark.
Origin of strange quark
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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strange quark  
A quark with an electric charge of -1/3 and a mass of 391 electron masses, greater than that of the up quark and down quark, but smaller than that of other quarks. The presence of a strange quark contributes strangeness of -1 to the physical system containing it, while a strange antiquark contributes strangeness of +1. See Table at subatomic particle.
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