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[hahy-puh-ron] /ˈhaɪ pəˌrɒn/

noun, Physics.
any baryon with strangeness other than zero, especially one with a relatively long lifetime.
(physics) any baryon that is not a nucleon
Any of various baryons, other than the proton and neutron, that do not decay via the strong force. The lambda particle is an example of a hyperon. Hyperons are unstable or semistable, heavier than protons and neutrons, and have nonzero strangeness.


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