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n. - Fresh unripened cheese of a smooth texture made from pasteurized milk, a starter, and rennet; (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons.

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  • In both cases, the top quark is short-lived and decays, for example, into a bottom quark, a lepton (such as a muon) and a neutrino.
  • He is perhaps best known for borrowing the word quark from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake ( "Three quarks for Muster Mark") and giving it a radically new meaning.
  • Had Gell-Mann been a Lewis Carroll enthusiast, he might have named his hypothetical particles snarks; but instead he borrowed the word quark from James Joyce's Finnegans...
  • The result is a new state of matter known as quark-gluon plasma (QGP). for more
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