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The flavor of quark that has a charge of - 1/3 , a mass about 190 times that of an electron, a strangeness of -1, and that belongs to the second generation of elementary fermions.
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the quark having an electric charge −? times the electron's charge, strangeness quantum number of −1, and more mass than the up and down quarks.
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|Noun||1.||strange quark - a quark with an electric charge of -1/3 and a mass 988 times that of an electron and a strangeness of -1|
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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