a combining form representing neutral, in compound words:
neutro- or neutr-
[noo-tron, nyoo-] /ˈnu trɒn, ˈnyu-/ noun, Physics. 1. an elementary particle having no charge, mass slightly greater than that of a proton, and spin of ½: a constituent of the nuclei of all atoms except those of hydrogen. Symbol: n. /ˈnjuːtrɒn/ noun 1. (physics) a neutral elementary particle with a rest mass of 1.674 92716 […]
noun 1. . noun, Chemistry. 1. a method for the qualitative and quantitative determination of trace amounts of various elements by measuring the characteristic radioactive decay induced by neutron bombardment.
noun 1. a nuclear bomb designed to release radiation consisting mainly of neutrons, thus causing extensive loss of life but relatively little damage to buildings and property and only brief radioactive contamination. noun 1. a type of nuclear weapon designed to provide a high yield of neutrons but to cause little blast or long-lived radioactive […]
- Neutron gun
noun 1. (physics) a device used for producing a beam of fast neutrons