- a proton or neutron, especially when considered as a component of a nucleus.
Origin of nucleon
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Long ago, it was realized that the nucleonic particles—protons, neutrons, mesons and so on—must have structure of their own.
Since we started constructing negative-proton matter, we've found out a few things about nucleonic structure.
- a proton or neutron, esp one present in an atomic nucleus
Word Origin for nucleon
C20: from nucle (us) + -on
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- A proton or neutron, especially as part of an atomic nucleus.
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- A proton or a neutron, especially as part of an atomic nucleus.
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