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Meaning of deuteron

deu•ter•on

Pronunciation: (d'tu-ron", dy'-), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. a positively charged particle consisting of a proton and a neutron, equivalent to the nucleus of an atom of deuterium. Cf. triton.
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