a theory that describes how gluons and their forces bind quarks together to form protons, neutrons, etc.
Origin of chromodynamicschromo- (in reference, refer to figurative, figuratively notion of “color” as a hypothetical property of quarks: see color, noun) + dynamics
nounused with a sing. verb
The quantum theory of the strong interaction, the color property of quarks, antiquarks, and gluons, and their behavior within hadrons.