nucleon

noun
nu·​cle·​on | \ ˈnü-klē-ˌän How to pronounce nucleon (audio) , ˈnyü-\

Definition of nucleon

1 : a proton or neutron especially in the atomic nucleus
2 : a hypothetical single entity with one-half unit of isospin that can manifest itself as either a proton or a neutron

Other Words from nucleon

nucleonic \ ˌnü-​klē-​ˈä-​nik How to pronounce nucleonic (audio) , ˌnyü-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of nucleon

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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nucleon

noun
nu·​cle·​on | \ ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌän How to pronounce nucleon (audio) \

Medical Definition of nucleon

: a nuclear particle:
a : proton
b : neutron

Other Words from nucleon

nucleonic \ ˌn(y)ü-​klē-​ˈän-​ik How to pronounce nucleonic (audio) \ adjective

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