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ax·i·on

 (ăk′sē-ŏn′)
n.
A hypothetical boson having no charge or spin and small mass, proposed to explain the existence of certain symmetries of the strong nuclear force.

axion

(ˈæksɪˌon)
n
(Atomic Physics) physics a hypothetical neutral elementary particle postulated to account for certain conservation laws in the strong interaction
[C20: from axi(om) + -on]

ax•i•on

(ˈæk siˌɒn)

n.
an elementary particle having no charge, zero spin, and small mass, postulated to exist by some forms of quantum chromodynamics.
[1978; axi(al) + -on1]
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