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1. nucleus

noun. ['ˈnuːkliːəs'] a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction.

Synonyms

  • chromosome
  • cell nucleus
  • nucleoplasm
  • organelle
  • nucleole
  • karyon
  • subthalamic nucleus
  • chromatin
  • pronucleus
  • linin
  • karyoplasm
  • chromatin granule
  • nucleolus
  • cell
  • cell organ
  • achromatin

Antonyms

  • left
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize

Etymology

  • nucleus (Latin)

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How do you pronounce nucleus?

Pronounce nucleus as ˈnukliəs.

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Example sentences of the word nucleus


1. Noun, singular or mass
The atoms that make up the molecules of all matter have a nucleus of neutrons and protons.

2. Adjective
The companion cells are those that have a nucleus and control a portion of the sucrose loading.

2. nucleus

noun. ['ˈnuːkliːəs'] a small group of indispensable persons or things.

Synonyms

  • cadre
  • core
  • core group

Antonyms

  • blur
  • desynchronise
  • winterize
  • summerize

Etymology

  • nucleus (Latin)

3. nucleus

noun. ['ˈnuːkliːəs'] the positively charged dense center of an atom.

Synonyms

  • centre
  • nucleon
  • atom
  • midpoint

Antonyms

  • rise
  • moving
  • unsettled
  • unready

Etymology

  • nucleus (Latin)

4. nucleus

noun. ['ˈnuːkliːəs'] any histologically identifiable mass of neural cell bodies in the brain or spinal cord.

Synonyms

  • dentate nucleus

Antonyms

  • pressurise
  • depressurize

Etymology

  • nucleus (Latin)

5. nucleus

noun. ['ˈnuːkliːəs'] the central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex.

Synonyms

  • structure
  • complex body part
  • lens nucleus
  • body structure
  • bodily structure

Antonyms

  • electrolytic cell
  • natural object
  • infield
  • peripheral

Etymology

  • nucleus (Latin)

6. nucleus

noun. ['ˈnuːkliːəs'] (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.

Synonyms

  • centre
  • comet
  • midpoint

Antonyms

  • soft
  • up

Etymology

  • nucleus (Latin)
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