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subnuclear

[ suhb-noo-klee-er, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler ]
/ ˈsʌbˌnu kli ər, ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər /
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adjective

pertaining to particles within or smaller than an atomic nucleus.

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Origin of subnuclear

First recorded in 1950–55; sub- + nuclear

pronunciation note for subnuclear

See nuclear.
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Example sentences from the Web for subnuclear

  • 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
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