Meaning of tau neutrino

tau' neutri"no

Pronunciation: (tô-on'ik, tou-). [key]
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  1. a hypothetical type of neutrino that would obey a conservation law together with the tau lepton, with the total number of tau leptons and tau neutrinos minus the total number of their antiparticles remaining constant. Also calledCf..
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