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nucleus

noun [C] uk   /ˈnjuː.kli.əs/ us    /ˈnuː-/ ( plural nuclei or nucleuses)
specialized physics the central part of an atom, usually made up of protons and neutrons specialized biology the part of a cell that controls its growth: DNA is stored in the nucleus of a cell.the nucleus of sth the group of people or things that are the most important part of something: These three players will form the nucleus of a revised and stronger team.
Translations of “nucleus”
in Korean 핵, (세포)핵…
in Arabic نَواة…
in French noyau, nucléus…
in Turkish atom çekirdeğinin merkezi, nükleon, bir şeyin/bir fikrin çekirdeği/özü/esası…
in Italian nucleo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 原子核, 細胞核…
in Russian ядро…
in Polish jądro, trzon…
in Spanish núcleo…
in Portuguese núcleo…
in German der Kern…
in Catalan nucli…
in Japanese 原子核, 細胞核…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原子核, 细胞核…
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