Definition of meson in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiːzɒn/
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛzɒn/


A subatomic particle which is intermediate in mass between an electron and a proton and transmits the strong interaction that binds nucleons together in the atomic nucleus.
Example sentences
  • Quarks are permanently bound together into protons, neutrons and mesons.
  • Prior to this era, protons and neutrons and mesons don't exist, there is just a hot soup of quarks and gluons in their place.
  • They proposed that particles like the proton, the neutron, and the mesons, which feel the strong nuclear force, are not elementary particles at all, but possess internal constituents.



Pronunciation: /mɪˈzɒnɪk/


1930s: from meso- 'intermediate' + -on.

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