Baryon



a proton, neutron, or any elementary particle that decays into a set of particles that includes a proton.
Contemporary Examples

baryon oscillation is basically sound waves in the early Universe.
Using Black Holes to Measure Dark Energy, Like a BOSS Matthew R. Francis April 12, 2014

One of those observations is BOSS: the baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey.
Using Black Holes to Measure Dark Energy, Like a BOSS Matthew R. Francis April 12, 2014

noun
any of a class of elementary particles that have a mass greater than or equal to that of the proton, participate in strong interactions, and have a spin of 1/2. Baryons are either nucleons or hyperons. The baryon number is the number of baryons in a system minus the number of antibaryons
baryon
(bār’ē-ŏn’)
Any of a family of subatomic particles composed of three quarks or three antiquarks. They are generally more massive than mesons, and interact with each other via the strong force. Baryons form a subclass of hadrons and are subdivided into nucleons and hyperons. Protons and neutrons are baryons. See Table at subatomic particle.

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  • Baryonic

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