Definition of nucleus
- players who are the nucleus of the team
a college campus that was a nucleus of opposition to the war
the nucleus of the movement's methodology has always been passive resistance
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where it's at;
biology : the central part of most cells that contains genetic material and is enclosed in a membrane
physics : the central part of an atom that is made up of protons and neutrons
: a central or most important part of something
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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