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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an elementary particle responsible for the forces in the atomic nucleus; a hadron with a baryon number of 0 [syn: meson, mesotron]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary mes- + 2-on Date: 1939 any of a group of fundamental particles (as the pion and kaon) made up of a quark and an antiquark that are subject to the strong force and have zero or an integer number of quantum units of spin mesonic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Physics any of a class of elementary particles believed to participate in the forces that hold nucleons together in the atomic nucleus. Derivatives: mesic adj. mesonic adj. Etymology: earlier mesotron: cf. MESO-, -ON

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Meson Mes"on, n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`son middle, neut. of me`sos, a., middle.] (Anat.) The mesial plane dividing the body of an animal into similar right and left halves. The line in which it meets the dorsal surface has been called the dorsimeson, and the corresponding ventral edge the ventrimeson. --B. G. Wilder.

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Kern, NMR, alpha particle, antibaryon, antilepton, antimeson, atom, atomic nucleus, atomic particle, aurora particle, baryon, beta particle, electron, elementary particle, heavy particle, ion, lepton, mesotron, molecule, monad, neutron, nuclear force, nuclear magnetic resonance, nuclear particle, nuclear resonance, nucleon, nucleosynthesis, nucleus, photon, proton, quark, radioactive particle, radion, solar particle, strangeness, strong interaction, triton, valence electron



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