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strange particle

n.
A hadron, such as a lambda baryon or a K-meson, that is created in a high-energy particle collision and contains one or more strange quarks or antiquarks.
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Noun1.strange particle - an elementary particle with non-zero strangeness
elementary particle, fundamental particle - (physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter
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