unitary octet

unitary octet

[′yü·nə‚ter·ē äk′tet]
(particle physics)
A collection of eight hadrons whose isospin and hypercharge values form a symmetrical pattern, and which are related by unitary symmetry operations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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