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A massless, neutral vector boson that mediates strong interactions between quarks, binding them together within hadrons.

[glu(e) + -on.]


(General Physics) a hypothetical particle believed to be exchanged between quarks in order to bind them together to form particles
[C20: from glue + -on]


(ˈglu ɒn)

a hypothetical massless particle with spin 1 that is believed to transmit the strong force between quarks, binding them together into baryons and mesons.
[1970–75; glu(e) + -on1]
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Noun1.gluon - a gauge boson that mediates strong interaction among quarks
gauge boson - a particle that mediates the interaction of two elementary particles
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