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Any of a class of subatomic particles that are composed of two or three quarks and participate in strong interactions. The class of hadrons is divided into the mesons and baryons.

[Greek hadros, thick; see sā- in Indo-European roots + -on.]

had·ron′ic adj.


(Nuclear Physics) any elementary particle capable of taking part in a strong nuclear interaction and therefore excluding leptons and photons
[C20: from Greek hadros heavy, from hadēn enough + -on]
hadˈronic adj


(ˈhæd rɒn)

any of a group of elementary particles subject to the strong interaction, subdivided into baryons and mesons.
[1962; < Greek hadr(ós) thick, bulky + -on1]
ha•dron′ic, adj.
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Noun1.hadron - any elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles
antibaryon - the antiparticle of a baryon; a hadron with a baryon number of -1
antimeson - the antiparticle of a meson
antiquark - the antiparticle of a quark
baryon, heavy particle - any of the elementary particles having a mass equal to or greater than that of a proton and that participate in strong interactions; a hadron with a baryon number of +1
elementary particle, fundamental particle - (physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter
meson, mesotron - an elementary particle responsible for the forces in the atomic nucleus; a hadron with a baryon number of 0
quark - (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3; "quarks have not been observed directly but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally"
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