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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A quantum number equal to the difference between the number of baryons and the number of antibaryons in a system of subatomic particles. The baryon number remains the same throughout any reaction and is one-third of the quark number.

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  • noun physics A quantum number related to the difference between the numbers of quarks and antiquarks in a system of subatomic particles

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  • noun a number equal to the difference between the number of baryons and the number of antibaryons in any subatomic structure; it is conserved in all types of particle interactions

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