gluon definition by Webster's New World
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a quantum of energy or massless particle postulated to carry the force that binds quarks together within subatomic particles
Origin: glu(e) plush -on
gluon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A massless, neutral vector boson that mediates strong interactions between quarks, binding them together within hadrons.
Origin: glu(e) + -on1.
gluon - Science Definition