Your quarky Word for the day!


Hadron Collider at CERNI got this word from a crossword puzzle, which I love to solve while waiting for my meals in restaurants. The word for today is Baryon: “A baryon is a composite subatomic particle made up of three quarks (as distinct from mesons, which comprise one quark and one antiquark). Baryons and mesons belong to the hadron family, which are the quark-based particles. The name “baryon” comes from the Greek word for “heavy” (barys), because, at the time of their naming, most known elementary particles had lower masses than the baryons.”
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baryon
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