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strong nuclear force
A residual effect of the strong interaction, mediated by mesons, and binding protons and neutrons together within atomic nuclei.
(plural strong nuclear forces)
- (physics) The color force, a fundamental force that is associated with the strong bonds, created by the associated bosons known as gluons, between quarks and other subatomic particles.
- (physics, dated) The nuclear force, a residual force responsible for the interactions between nucleons, deriving from the color force