nuclide

noun
nu·​clide | \ ˈnü-ˌklīd How to pronounce nuclide (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Definition of nuclide

: 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

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Other Words from nuclide

nuclidic \ nü-​ˈkli-​dik How to pronounce nuclidic (audio) , nyü-​ \ adjective

Examples of nuclide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Storage tanks at the site, which hold water treated by a nuclide-removal facility called ALPS, are forecast to be full by mid-2022, and space for building more is scarce. Aya Takada, Bloomberg.com, "Fukushima Water Should Be Released Into Sea or Evaporated, Panel Says," 29 Apr. 2020 Water treatment is happening at large-scale facilities that have been built onsite, including a multi-nuclide removal facility. William Steel, Ars Technica, "Remediating Fukushima—“When everything goes to hell, you go back to basics”," 11 May 2018 The half-life of cesium-137, one of the most harmful nuclides released during the accident, is approximately thirty years. Serhii Plokhy, Time, "The True Cost of the Chernobyl Disaster Has Been Greater Than It Seems," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nuclide

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nuclide

nucleus + Greek eidos form, species — more at idol

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The first known use of nuclide was in 1947

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“Nuclide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuclide. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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nuclide

noun
nu·​clide | \ ˈn(y)ü-ˌklīd How to pronounce nuclide (audio) \

Medical Definition of nuclide

: 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

Other Words from nuclide

nuclidic \ n(y)ü-​ˈklid-​ik How to pronounce nuclidic (audio) \ adjective

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