antilepton


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an·ti·lep·ton

 (ăn′tē-lĕp′tŏn, ăn′tī-)
n.
The antiparticle of a lepton.
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antilepton

(ˌæntɪˈlɛptən)
n
(Atomic Physics) physics the antiparticle of any of the leptons
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Noun1.antilepton - the antiparticle of a lepton
antimuon, positive muon - the antiparticle of a muon; decays to positron and neutrino and antineutrino
antineutrino - the antiparticle of a neutrino
antitauon, tau-plus particle - an antilepton of very great mass
elementary particle, fundamental particle - (physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter
antielectron, positron - an elementary particle with positive charge; interaction of a positron and an electron results in annihilation
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A lepton (antilepton) has a lepton number 1 (-1), while a quark has 0.