from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A quark with a charge of - 1/3 , a mass about 20 times that of the electron, and a downward spin. It is a component of protons and neutrons. See Table at subatomic particle.
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- n. A quark having a fractional electric charge of -1/3 and a mass about 4 to 8 MeV. Symbol: d
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- n. a stable quark with an electric charge of -1/3 and a mass 607 times that of an electron
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