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  Words related to nucleus

Related / Similar Words: cell nucleus, karyon, core, core group

 

Definition:
  • a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction;
  • any histologically identifiable mass of neural cell bodies in the brain or spinal cord;
  • a small group of indispensable persons or things; "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program";
  • the positively charged dense center of an atom;
  • (astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail;

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    Hyponyms: pronucleus, subthalamic nucleus, dentate nucleus, cadre

     

    Part Meronyms: cell, atom, comet

     

    Derivational Morphology: nucleate

     

     
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