Composite-particle meaning

A subatomic particle, such as a proton or neutron, that is composed of two or more elementary particles.
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A subatomic particle that is composed of two or more elementary particles. The protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom are composite particles, as they are composed of quarks; electrons orbiting the nucleus are not composite particles.
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(physics) Any particle that is not an elementary particle, namely hadrons, atomic nuclei, atoms and molecules.
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