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baryon

bar·y·on / ˈbarēˌän/ • n. Physics a subatomic particle, such as a nucleon or hyperon, that has a mass equal to or greater than that of a proton. DERIVATIVES: bar·y·on·ic / ˌbarēˈänik/ adj.

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hyperon

hyperon (hī´pərŏn´), class of elementary particles heavier than nucleons (proton and neutron). The nucleons and the hyperons together make up the baryon family of particles.

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