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mu·on

 (myo͞o′ŏn′)
n.
The negatively charged lepton that belongs to the second generation of elementary fermions and has a mass 207 times that of an electron and a mean lifetime of 2.2 × 10-6 second. Also called mu lepton.

[Earlier mu meson (from the use of the Greek letter mu, the equivalent of the Roman letter m of meson, to distinguish it from other mesons subsequently discovered, the class of particles to which it was formerly thought to belong).]

mu·on′ic adj.

muon

(ˈmjuːɒn)
n
(General Physics) a positive or negative elementary particle with a mass 207 times that of an electron and spin . It was originally called the mu meson but is now classified as a lepton
[C20: short for mu meson]
muonic adj

mu•on

(ˈmyu ɒn)

n.
an unstable lepton of mass approximately 207 times greater than the electron's mass.
[1950–55; shortening of earlier mu meson; see mu, mes-, -on1]
mu•on′ic, adj.
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Noun1.muon - an elementary particle with a negative charge and a half-life of 2 microsecond; decays to electron and neutrino and antineutrino
lepton - an elementary particle that participates in weak interactions; has a baryon number of 0
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