The peak in a mass spectrum corresponding to the separated ion beam which has the greatest intensity. This term may be applied to the spectra of pure substances or mixtures.
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 206 (http://media.iupac.org/publications/analytical_compendium/)
PAC, 1991, 63, 1541. 'Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991)' on page 1554 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199163101541)