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nuclide

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noun nu·clide \ˈnü-ˌklīd, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nuclide

  1. :  a species of atom characterized by the constitution of its nucleus and hence by the number of protons, the number of neutrons, and the energy content

nu·clid·ic play \nü-ˈkli-dik, nyü-\ adjective


Origin of nuclide

nucleus + Greek eidos form, species — more at idol


First Known Use: 1947


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nuclide

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noun nu·clide \ˈn(y)ü-ˌklīd\

Medical Definition of nuclide

  1. :  a species of atom characterized by the constitution of its nucleus and hence by the number of protons, the number of neutrons, and the energy content

  2. nu·clid·ic \n(y)ü-ˈklid-ik\play adjective




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