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 (tou′ŏn, tô′-)
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(Nuclear Physics) physics a negatively charged elementary particle of mass 3477.48 × electron mass classed as a lepton, with an associated antiparticle and neutrino
[C20: from Greek letter tau + -on]
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(ˈtɔ ɒn, ˈtaʊ-)

an unstable lepton with mass approximately 3500 times that of the electron.
[1975–80; tau + -on1]
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Noun1.tauon - a lepton of very great mass
lepton - an elementary particle that participates in weak interactions; has a baryon number of 0
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For example, let [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], i.e., a free particle such as those of electron [e.sup.-], muon [[mu].sup.-], tauon [[tau].sup.-], or their neutrinos [v.sub.e], [v.sub.[mu]], [v.sub.[tau]].