elementary particle

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elementary particle In physics, a subatomic particle that cannot be subdivided. Such particles are the basic constituents of matter. There are three groups of elementary particles: quarks, leptons (light particles), and gauge bosons (messenger particles). All elementary particles have an associated antiparticle which make up antimatter.

elementary particle

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elementary particle See CRISTA.

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