nuclide

[noo-klahyd, nyoo-]
noun Physics.
1.
an atomic species in which the atoms all have the same atomic number and mass number.
2.
an individual atom in such a species.

Origin:
1945–50; nucl(eo)- + -ide < Greek eîdos shape

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nuclide (ˈnjuːklaɪd)
 
n
See also isotope a species of atom characterized by its atomic number and its mass number
 
[C20: from nucleo- + -ide, from Greek eidos shape]

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nuclide nu·clide (nōō'klīd', nyōō'-)
n.
A type of atom specified by its atomic number, atomic mass, and energy state, such as carbon 14.


nu·clid'ic (nōō-klĭd'ĭk, nyōō-) adj.
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nuclide   (n'klīd')  Pronunciation Key 
An atomic nucleus identified by its atomic element and its mass number. For example, a carbon-14 nuclide is the nucleus of a carbon atom, which has six protons, with mass number 14 (thus having eight neutrons). See also isotope.
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Nuclide: a general term applicable to all atomic forms of an element.
Each box represents a particular nuclide and is color-coded according to its predominant decay mode.
Nuclide a general term applicable to all atomic forms of an element.
Iodine reacts easily with other chemicals, and isotopes of iodine are found as compounds rather than as a pure elemental nuclide.
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