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- 1 English
- 2 Dutch
- 3 Latin
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnjuː.kli.əs/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnuːkli.əs/
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- The core, central part of something, around which other elements are assembled.
- An initial part or version that will receive additions.
- This collection will form the nucleus of a new library.
- (chemistry, physics) The massive, positively charged central part of an atom, made up of protons and neutrons.
- (cytology) A large membrane-enclosed organelle found in eukaryotic cells which contains genetic material.
- (neuroanatomy) A ganglion, cluster of many neuronal bodies where synapsing occurs.
- (phonetics, phonology) The central part of a syllable, most commonly a vowel.
core, central part of something
initial part which will receive additions
physics: massive, positively charged core of an atom
cytology: large organelle found in cells
neuroanatomy: cluster of many neuronal bodies
linguistics: centre of a syllable
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A diminutive of nux (“nut”).