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tau·on

 (tou′ŏn, tô′-)

tauon

(ˈtaʊɒn)
n
(Nuclear Physics) physics a negatively charged elementary particle of mass 3477.48 × electron mass classed as a lepton, with an associated antiparticle and neutrino
[C20: from Greek letter tau + -on]

tau•on

(ˈtɔ ɒn, ˈtaʊ-)

n.
an unstable lepton with mass approximately 3500 times that of the electron.
[1975–80; tau + -on1]
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Noun1.tauon - a lepton of very great mass
lepton - an elementary particle that participates in weak interactions; has a baryon number of 0
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This was named the tau electron, or in shorter version, the tauon.
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