1. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) fresh unripened cheese of a smooth texture made from pasteurized milk, a starter, and rennet
Synonyms: quark_cheese
Related terms: cheese
2. [ noun ] (physics,high energy physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3
Related terms: elementary_particle down_quark bottom_quark charm_quark strange_quark top_quark up_quark hadron
Similar spelling:   quirk