[ noo-klee-on, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu kliˌɒn, ˈnyu- /
a proton or neutron, especially when considered as a component of a nucleus.
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OTHER WORDS FROM nucleonnu·cle·on·ic, adjectivein·ter·nu·cle·on, adjectivein·ter·nu·cle·on·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nucleon
/ (ˈnjuːklɪˌɒn) /
a proton or neutron, esp one present in an atomic nucleus
Word Origin for nucleon
C20: from nucle (us) + -on
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Medical definitions for nucleon
[ nōō′klē-ŏn′ ]
A proton or neutron, especially as part of an atomic nucleus.
Other words from nucleonnu′cle•on′ic adj.
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Scientific definitions for nucleon
[ nōō′klē-ŏn′ ]
A proton or a neutron, especially as part of an atomic nucleus.
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