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Meaning of BETA PARTICLE

Pronunciation:  'beytu'pârtikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a high-speed electron or positron emitted in the decay of a radioactive isotope
 
 See Also: particle

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An electron or positron emitted from a radioactive nucleus during beta decay.
 
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 Related Terms: alpha particle, antibaryon, antilepton, antimeson, atomic nucleus, atomic particle, aurora particle, baryon, cathode particle, electron, electron affinity, electron cloud, electron pair, electron shells, electron spin, electron transfer, electron-positron pair, elementary particle, energy level, excited state, extranuclear electrons, ground state, heavy particle, Kern, lepton, lone pair, meson, mesotron, negatron, neutron, NMR, nuclear force, nuclear magnetic resonance, nuclear particle, nuclear resonance, nucleon, nucleosynthesis, nucleus, octet, orbital electron, photoelectron, photon, proton, radioactive particle, radion, recoil electron, secondary electron, shared pair, solar particle, strangeness, strong interaction, subvalent electrons, surface-bound electron, thermion, triton, valence electron, valence electrons, valence shell, wandering electron
 

 

 

 

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