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

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