[noo-klee-on, nyoo-]
noun Physics.
a proton or neutron, especially when considered as a component of a nucleus.

1935–40; nucle(us) + -on1

nucleonic, adjective
internucleon, adjective
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nucleon (ˈnjuːklɪˌɒn)
a proton or neutron, esp one present in an atomic nucleus
[C20: from nucle(us) + -on]

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nucleon nu·cle·on (nōō'klē-ŏn', nyōō'-)
A proton or a neutron, especially as part of an atomic nucleus.

nu'cle·on'ic adj.
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nucleon   (n'klē-ŏn')  Pronunciation Key 
A proton or a neutron, especially as part of an atomic nucleus.
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