from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A positively charged subatomic particle, composed of two protons and two neutrons, identical with the nucleus of the helium isotope He-4.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Physics & Chem.) a particle emitted at high velocity from certain radioactive substances. It is identical to the helium nucleus, consisting of two protons and two neutrons. Rays of such particles are called
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- noun A
positively charged nucleusof a helium-4 atom(consisting of two protonsand two neutrons), emitted as a consequence of radioactivity; α-particle
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- noun a positively charged particle that is the nucleus of the helium atom; emitted from natural or radioactive isotopes
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