baryon etymology

English word baryon comes from Ancient Greek βαρύς, English -on

Detailed word origin of baryon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
βαρύς Ancient Greek (grc)
-on English (eng) (biology, genetics) Forming names of things considered as basic or fundamental units, such as codon or recon.. (chemistry) Forming names of noble gases and certain nonmetal elements (such as boron or silicon).. (physics, maths, and, biology) Forming nouns denoting subatomic particles (proton), quanta (photon), molecular units (codon), or substances (interferon).
baryon English (eng) (particle) A heavy subatomic particle created by the binding of quarks by gluons; a hadron containing three quarks. Baryons have half-odd integral spin and are thus fermions. This category includes the common proton and neutron of the atomic nucleus.

Words with the same origin as baryon

Descendants of βαρύς
bar barbell barfly bariferous barista baritone barium barkeep barmaid barometer barrister barroom bartender base crowbar disbarment granola bar handlebar minibar nutbar rebar sandbar sidebar strip bar
Descendants of -on
Bohr magneton antineoplaston baryonless boron boson caron encephalon energon interferon klepton leptoproduction multiexon neutron neutronic nylon photon photonic pion polaron psychon renormalon tachyon texton trion