quarks

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(physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors color , colour
(physics) the six kinds of quarks flavor , flavour
gauge boson that mediates strong interaction among quarks gluon
theory of strong interactions between elementary particles (including the interaction that binds protons and neutrons in the nucleus); it assumes that strongly interacting particles (hadrons) are made of quarks and that gluons bind the quarks together QCD , quantum chromodynamics
(physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3 quark
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