antiquark


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an·ti·quark

 (ăn′tē-kwôrk′, ăn′tī-)
n.
The antiparticle of a quark.

antiquark

(ˈæntɪkwɑːk)
n
(Atomic Physics) the antiparticle of a quark

an•ti•quark

(ˈæn tiˌkwɔrk, -ˌkwɑrk, ˈæn taɪ-)

n.
the antiparticle of a quark.
[1964]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antiquark - the antiparticle of a quark
elementary particle, fundamental particle - (physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter
hadron - any elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles
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There were but a few of these quarks, each accompanied by an antiquark, and by grouping them in different combinations, either two or three at a time, the various hadrons could be accounted for.
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