nucleus

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From Latin nucleus(kernel, core), a diminutive of nux(nut).

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nucleus ‎(plural nuclei or nucleuses)

  1. The core, central part of something, around which other elements are assembled.
  2. An initial part or version that will receive additions.
    This collection will form the nucleus of a new library.
  3. (chemistry, physics) The massive, positively charged central part of an atom, made up of protons and neutrons.
  4. (cytology) A large membrane-enclosed organelle found in eukaryotic cells which contains genetic material.
  5. (neuroanatomy) A ganglion, cluster of many neuronal bodies where synapsing occurs.
  6. (linguistics) The central part of a syllable, most commonly a vowel.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nūcleus(kernel, core), diminutive of nux(nut).

Noun[edit]

nucleus m ‎(plural nucleussen or nuclei, diminutive nucleusje n)

  1. nucleus, core

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Etymology[edit]

A diminutive of nux(nut).

Pronunciation[edit]

nŭcleus
nūcleus

Noun[edit]

nū̆cleus m ‎(genitive nū̆cleī); second declension

  1. (literally) (small) nut
  2. kernel
  3. (figuratively) core
  4. nucleus

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nū̆cleus nū̆cleī
genitive nū̆cleī nū̆cleōrum
dative nū̆cleō nū̆cleīs
accusative nū̆cleum nū̆cleōs
ablative nū̆cleō nū̆cleīs
vocative nū̆clee nū̆cleī

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