Definition of Nucleon

1. Noun. A constituent (proton or neutron) of an atomic nucleus.

Specialized synonyms: Antineutron, Antiproton, Neutron, Proton
Generic synonyms: Baryon, Heavy Particle
Group relationships: Nucleus

Definition of Nucleon

1. Noun. One of the subatomic particles of the atomic nucleus, i.e. a proton or a neutron. ¹

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Definition of Nucleon

1. a subatomic particle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nucleon

1. Any particle found in the structure of an atomic nucleus, i.e., neutron or proton. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nucleon

nucleolus organiser
nucleolus organiser region
nucleolus organizer
nucleon (current term)
nucleon number
nucleophilic substitution

Literary usage of Nucleon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the Task Force on Shielding Aspects of by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2004)
"... GeV per nucleon) are of interest for shielding design of accelerators for use in both the research and in the medical field. The energy distributions of ..."

2. First Workshop on Grand Unification: New England Center, University of New by Paul H. Frampton, Sheldon L. Glashow, Asim Yildiz (1980)
"... years would be placed on the partial lifetime for the most distinct nucleon decay modes. Depending upon the decay channel, ..."

3. Computing Radiation Dosimetry: CRD 2002, Workshop Proceedings, Sacavém by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear (2004)
"The cross-section for pion-nucleon scattering is dominated by the ... Thus, in the pion-nucleon system two values of T are allowed: 7 = 4 and 7 = 4, ..."

4. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"By the addition of ferric chlorid the nucleon is precipitated readily from muscle extracts ... The discoverer of nucleon has attributed to it a very great ..."

5. Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators: Workshop by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (2005)
"In this step, the nucleon-nucleon collisions inside the nucleus induced the loss of ... Medium and heavy nuclei at moderate excitations (E < 2 MeV/nucleon) ..."

6. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, Sven Gustaf Hedin (1914)
"The total quantity of both bodies in human milk was 0.78 pm and in cow's milk 0.72-0.86 pm The quantity of nucleon is greater in woman's milk. ..."

7. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry: By John A. Mandel by Olof Hammarsten (1908)
"According to WITTMAACK cow's milk contains 0.566 pm nucleon, and woman's milk ... SIEGFRIED finds that the nucleon phosphorus amounts to 6.0 per cent of the ..."

8. National Accounts of OECD Countries: V.2 by OECD Staff, SourceOECD (Online service) (2004)
"The cross-section for pion-nucleon scattering is dominated by the existence ... As soon as particle production (inelastic hadron-nucleon interactions) are ..."

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