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Some would call these people the core group or the nucleus of the cell. Christianity Today (2000)It enters the nucleus of the cell and induces cell suicide. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An atomic nucleus is smaller than the Earth by twenty powers of ten. Infinite in All Directions (1989)Third, the nucleus of an atom. Infinite in All Directions (1989)The hulking Americans form the nucleus of the eight rowers who constitute the mutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Whereas before people didn't know where anyone was supposed to be except for a small nucleus of people. READY, STEADY, GO!: Swinging London and the Invention of Cool (2002)They form an unmatched nucleus of experience and knowledge of the sport in Britain and are eager to work together for the common good. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Experiments with X rays and uranium produced the knowledge of electrons and the nucleus of the atom. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)I think our club could form the nucleus of an England squad. The Sun (2011)Similarly Bordeaux formed a nucleus for the south-west. Migrants in Modern France: Population Mobility in the Later Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1989)The mitochondria are small bodies that reside outside the cell nucleus, and are the means by which the cell burns biological fuel to produce energy. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)And, beyond that, who are the players that will form the nucleus of the next team? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Remember, the uranium atoms like all atoms are nearly all empty space: each consists of a central nucleus surrounded by a distant cloud of electrons. Fire and Ice - the Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Depletion, and Nuclear Winter (1990)This is contained outside the nucleus of each cell, in slender structures known as the mitochondria, the powerhouses of each cell which convert nutrients into energy. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)
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Translations for 'nucleus'
British English: nucleus NOUN
The nucleus of an atom or cell is the central part of it.
Neutrons and protons are bound together in the nucleus of an atom.
Definition of nucleus from the Collins English Dictionary
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