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nucleon

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noun nu·cle·on \ˈnü-klē-ˌän, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nucleon

  1. 1 :  a proton or neutron especially in the atomic nucleus

  2. 2 :  a hypothetical single entity with one-half unit of isospin that can manifest itself as either a proton or a neutron

nucleonic

play \ˌnü-klē-ˈä-nik, ˌnyü-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of nucleon

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1923


Medical Dictionary

nucleon

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noun nu·cle·on \ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌän\

Medical Definition of nucleon

  1. :  a nuclear particle:a:  protonb:  neutron

nucleonic

\ˌn(y)ü-klē-ˈän-ik\play adjective



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