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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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Strange particles form when we make the dough, and it takes extra time to work the dough and try to produce a decent loaf.
Then there are "secondary colors," or the stranger sub-atomic particles that started to appear in scientists' heads and as unexpected by-products of experiments around WWII: pions, muons, antiparticles, quarks, positrons and other strange particles.
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