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

  • noun The flavor of quark that has a charge of + 2/3 and a mass estimated at three to six times that of an electron, belongs to the first generation of elementary fermions, and is a component of nucleons and other hadrons.

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  • noun A quark having a fractional electric charge of +2/3 and a mass of about 1.5 to 4 MeV. Symbol: u

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  • noun a stable quark with an electric charge of +2/3 and a mass 607 times that of an electron


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