Definition of nucleate
nucleationplay \ˌnü-klē-ˈā-shən, ˌnyü-\ noun
nucleatorplay \ˈnü-klē-ˌā-tər, ˈnyü-\ noun
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At the Plate The study of these zinc oxide plates and how the plates nucleate and grow as secondary structures on zinc oxide surfaces contributes toward America’s goal of a clean, abundant and secure energy future.
Ozone forms from nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons through atmospheric chemical reactions that speed up with heat, while particulates nucleate around liquid droplets and can penetrate deeply into the lungs.
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Origin and Etymology of nucleate
Late Latin nucleatus, past participle of nucleare to become stony, from Latin nucleus
First Known Use: 1856See Words from the same year
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