[ noo-klahyd, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu klaɪd, ˈnyu- /
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an atomic species in which the atoms all have the same atomic number and mass number.
an individual atom in such a species.
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Origin of nuclide
1945–50; nucl(eo)- + -ide<Greek eîdos shape
Words nearby nuclide
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British Dictionary definitions for nuclide
/ (ˈnjuːklaɪd) /
a species of atom characterized by its atomic number and its mass numberSee also isotope
Word Origin for nuclide
C20: from nucleo- + -ide, from Greek eidos shape
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Medical definitions for nuclide
[ nōō′klīd′ ]
A type of atom specified by its atomic number, atomic mass, and energy state, such as carbon 14.
Other words from nuclidenu•clid′ic (nōō-klĭd′ĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for nuclide
[ nōō′klīd′ ]
An atomic nucleus identified by its atomic element and its mass number. For example, a carbon-14 nuclide is the nucleus of a carbon atom, which has six protons, with mass number 14 (thus having eight neutrons). See also isotope.
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