|nascent (ˈnæsənt, ˈneɪ-)|
|1.||starting to grow or develop; being born|
|2.||chem (of an element or simple compound, esp hydrogen) created within the reaction medium in the atomic form and having a high activity|
|[C17: from Latin nascēns present participle of nāscī to be born]|
nascent nas·cent (nās'ənt, nā'sənt)
Coming into existence; emerging.
Of or relating to the state of a chemical element at the moment it is set free from one of its compounds.