Etymology
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hadron (n.)

1962, from Greek hadros "thick, bulky" (the primary sense), also "strong, great; large, well-grown, ripe," from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy." With elementary particle suffix -on. Coined in Russian as adron.

updated on May 14, 2017

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Definitions of hadron from WordNet

hadron (n.)
any elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles;
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