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boson (ˈbəʊzɒn Pronunciation for boson



  1. any of a group of elementary particles, such as a photon or pion, that has zero or integral spin and obeys the rules of Bose-Einstein statistics Compare fermion

Word Origin

C20: named after Satyendra Nath Bose; see -on


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