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nucleon

[noo-klee-on, nyoo-] /ˈnu kliˌɒn, ˈnyu-/
noun, Physics.
1.
a proton or neutron, especially when considered as a component of a nucleus.
Origin of nucleon
1935-1940
1935-40; nucle(us) + -on1
Related forms
nucleonic, adjective
internucleon, adjective
internucleonic, adjective
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  • Long ago, it was realized that the nucleonic particles—protons, neutrons, mesons and so on—must have structure of their own.

    The Answer Henry Beam Piper
  • Since we started constructing negative-proton matter, we've found out a few things about nucleonic structure.

    The Answer Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for nucleonic

nucleon

/ˈnjuːklɪˌɒn/
noun
1.
a proton or neutron, esp one present in an atomic nucleus
Word Origin
C20: from nucle(us) + -on
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nucleonic in Medicine

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


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