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particle

 [pahr´tĭ-k'l]
an extremely small mass of material.
alpha p's see alpha particles.
beta p's see beta particles.
Dane particle an intact hepatitis B virion.
elementary particle any of the subatomic particles, including electrons, protons, neutrons, positrons, neutrinos, and muons.

el·e·men·ta·ry par·ti·cle

1. Synonym(s): platelet
2. one of the units occurring on the matrical surface of mitochondrial cristae; the head of the particle, which measures about 9 nm, attaches to the membrane of the crista by a stalk 5 nm long; the particle may be concerned with the electron transport system.

elementary particle

(in physics) a subatomic particle, such as an electron, neutron, or proton.

elementary particle

An obsolete term for:
(1) Platetlet; 
(2) A granular particle on the mitochondrial cristae, which is now thought to be related to the electron transport system.

el·e·men·ta·ry par·ti·cle

(el'ĕ-men'tăr-ē pahr'ti-kĕl)
1. Synonym(s): platelet.
2. One of the units occurring on the matrical surface of mitochondrial cristae; the particles may be concerned with the electron transport system.

el·e·men·ta·ry par·ti·cle

(el'ĕ-men'tar-ē pahr'ti-kĕl)
1. Synonym(s): platelet.
2. A unit on the matrical surface of mitochondrial cristae.

particle

an extremely small mass of material. See also alpha particles and beta particle.

elementary particle
any of the subatomic particles, including electrons, protons, neutrons, positrons, neutrinos and muons.