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Noun: baryon  'ber-ee,ón [N. Amer], 'ba-ree,ón [Brit]
  1. Any of the elementary particles having a mass equal to or greater than that of a proton and that participate in strong interactions; a hadron with a baryon number of +1
    - heavy particle

Derived forms: baryons

Type of: fermion, hadron

Encyclopedia: Baryon