omega hyperon

omega hyperon

[ō′meg·ə ′hī·pə‚rän]
(particle physics)
A semistable baryon with a mass of approximately 1672 MeV, negative charge, spin of ³⁄₂, and positive parity; constitutes an isotopic spin singlet. Also known as omega particle. Symbolized Ω-.
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