Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
n. Abbr. d
The nucleus of a deuterium isotope of hydrogen, composed of a proton and a neutron, regarded as a subatomic particle with unit positive charge.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Chemistry) the nucleus of a deuterium atom, consisting of one proton and one neutron
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
deu•ter•on(ˈdu təˌrɒn, ˈdyu-)
a positively charged particle consisting of a proton and a neutron, equivalent to the nucleus of an atom of deuterium. Compare triton.
[1933; < Greek deúter(os) second]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||deuteron - the nucleus of deuterium; consists of one proton and one neutron; used as a bombarding particle in accelerators|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.