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noun, Physics.
any of a family of neutral baryons with strangeness −1 or charm +1, and isotopic spin 0. The least massive member of the lambda family was the first strange particle to be discovered. Symbol: Λ.
lambda particle
An electrically neutral baryon having a mass 2,183 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of approximately 2.6 × 10-10 seconds. See Table at subatomic particle.


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