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bar'yon num"ber



Physics.
a quantum number assigned to elementary particles, baryons having baryon number 1, antibaryons -1, and all other observable particles 0; quarks have baryon number 1/3 and antiquarks -1/3. Cf. conservation of baryon number.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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