Dictionary.com

subnuclear

[ suhb-noo-klee-er, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler ]
/ ˈsʌbˌnu kli ər, ˌnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər /
Save This Word!

adjective
pertaining to particles within or smaller than an atomic nucleus.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of subnuclear

First recorded in 1950–55; sub- + nuclear

how to pronounce subnuclear

See nuclear.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use subnuclear in a sentence

  • Matter is made up of subnuclear particles—electrons, protons and the like.

    The Untouchable|Stephen A. Kallis

British Dictionary definitions for subnuclear

subnuclear
/ (sʌbˈnjuːklɪə) /

adjective
of or relating to particles within the nucleus of an atom
of a lesser level of organization than the nucleus of an atom
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK