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Meaning of NEUTRON

Pronunciation:  'nootrân

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an elementary particle with 0 charge and mass about equal to a proton; enters into the structure of the atomic nucleus

NEUTRON is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: nucleon



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An elementary atomic particle that has no charge and a mass that's approximately the same as that of a proton. Neutrons are found in all atoms except the lightest isotopes of hydrogen.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alpha particle, antibaryon, antilepton, antimeson, atomic nucleus, atomic particle, baryon, beta particle, electron, elementary particle, graviton, Kern, K-meson, lepton, meson, mesotron, NMR, nuclear force, nuclear magnetic resonance, nuclear particle, nuclear resonance, nucleon, nucleosynthesis, nucleus, photon, pion, proton, quark, strangeness, strong interaction, triton, valence electron