Associations to the word «Proton»


PROTON, noun. (particle) positively charged subatomic particle forming part of the nucleus of an atom and determining the atomic number of an element; the nucleus of the most common isotope of hydrogen; composed of two up quarks and a down quark
PROTON CAPTURE, noun. (physics) A nuclear reaction in which a proton is absorbed by a nucleus
PROTON NUMBER, noun. The number of protons in an atom.
PROTON NUMBERS, noun. Plural of proton number
PROTON PUMP, noun. (biochemistry) Any protein in the membrane of a cell or mitochondrion whose function is to move protons across the membrane and thus establish an electrochemical potential.
PROTON PUMPS, noun. Plural of proton pump

Dictionary definition

PROTON, noun. A stable particle with positive charge equal to the negative charge of an electron.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats