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- noun An electron with a negative charge, as contrasted with a positron.
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- noun an elementary particle with negative charge
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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When all of its kinetic energy is spent, a negative beta particle (negatron) becomes an ordinary electron and has no more effect on the body.
The dog obeyed instantly; more negatron-blasts were thundering and blazing and steaming on the crest of the ridge.
At last, the negatron-pistol fell from Vahr's fingers, and the arm that had been trying to fend off his knife relaxed.
Remembering the melted brass studs on Bold's collar, he became more frightened at the thought of what a negatron-blast could do to the Crown.
They had two rifles, one an autoloader, and they had in all likelihood three negatron pistols.
By now, Vahr would have a negatron pistol too, taken from the body of the man in blue, but it wasn't a weapon he was accustomed to, and he'd be more than a little afraid of it.
So he and Brave began climbing, and after a while he could no longer hear the negatron pistols.
As he listened, he heard it again, and this time he recognized it -- negatron pistols.
That the men had negatron pistols meant little -- Raud was the Keeper ....
The one in the lead had had a negatron pistol drawn, and when Bold had leaped at them, he had been blasted.