Deuteron meaning

do͝otə-rŏn, dyo͝o-
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The nucleus of a deuterium isotope of hydrogen, composed of a proton and a neutron, regarded as a subatomic particle with unit positive charge.
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The nucleus of an atom of deuterium, containing one proton and one neutron.
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The nucleus of a deuterium atom, consisting of a proton and a neutron. It is regarded as a subatomic particle with unit positive charge.
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(physics) The atomic nucleus of a deuterium atom, consisting of a proton and a neutron.
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Origin of deuteron

  • deuter(ium) –on

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition