a quantum of energy or massless particle postulated to carry the force that binds quarks together within subatomic particles
Origin of gluonglu(e) + -on
A massless, neutral vector boson that mediates strong interactions between quarks, binding them together within hadrons.
Origin of gluonglu(e) + –on1.
- (physics) A massless gauge boson that binds quarks together to form baryons, mesons and other hadrons and is associated with the strong nuclear force.