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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.
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Thus, every particle in nature is a union of elementary particles underlying a graph embedded in space, where, a graph G is said to be embeddable into a topological space E if there is a 1-1 continuous mapping f : G [right arrow] E with f (p) [not equal to] f(q) if p [not equal to] q for [for all]p, q [member of] G, i.
We may also repeat the same for the masses of the elementary particles of physics which have hitherto defied many efforts to put a sense in the interpretation of their mass spectrum.
Besides the basic assumption of constant energy pc of the constituents and a resulting logarithmic potential, however, the physical approach in this paper differs and results in an exponential mass function with elementary particle masses proportional to [[phi].
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In each third line for each reaction the space type qeR or koR, see [5], Part I, page 72/73, of the elementary particle is noted.
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The tentative evidence, announced August 21, could be the fingerprint of a massive elementary particle that would help unify three of the four known forces in nature.
Perl's 1975 discovery of a new elementary particle known as the tau lepton, a super-heavy cousin of the electron, not only gained him the Nobel Prize, but also the Wolf Prize in 1982.
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