a proton or neutron, especially when considered as a component of a nucleus.
- nu·cle·on·ic, adjective
- in·ter·nu·cle·on, adjective
- in·ter·nu·cle·on·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nucleon
a proton or neutron, esp one present in an atomic nucleus
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Scientific definitions for nucleon
A proton or a neutron, especially as part of an atomic nucleus.
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