quark number


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quark number

n.
A quantum number of subatomic particles or systems of such particles that equals the difference between the number of quarks and the number of antiquarks. This number is conserved in all interactions.
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Several recent findings have suggested particles with greater quark numbers (SN: 12/13/03, p.