Definition of K-meson in English:

K-meson

noun

  • another term for kaon
    • ‘And observing a decay mode with a branching ratio on the order of 3E - 11 requires a prodigious number of K-mesons in order to achieve the desired sensitivity.’
    • ‘The surprising feature, however, was something that was not seen: the neutral K-meson was never seen to decay into an electron and a positron.’
    • ‘The number of these was small, about 0.3% of all decays, but has been confirmed in many experiments involving neutral K-mesons.’
    • ‘Scientists were expecting it to decay into a K-meson.’

Origin

1950s: from K (for kaon) + meson.

Pronunciation

K-meson

/ˈkāˌmēzän/