-on

I
phs aff. a suffix used in the names of subatomic particles (gluon; neutron), quanta (graviton), and other minimal entities or components (codon; magneton; photon)
Etymology: prob. extracted from ion; cf. proton II
-on
chem. aff. a suffix used in the names of inert gaseous elements:
neon[/ex]
Etymology: « Gk -on, neut. of -os adj. ending

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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