HyperDic: nucleus

English > 6 senses of the word nucleus:
NOUNbodynucleus, cell nucleus, karyona part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
objectnucleusthe positively charged dense center of an atom
groupnucleus, core, core groupa small group of indispensable / indispensable persons or things
objectnucleus(astronomy) the center of the head of a comet
bodynucleusany histologically identifiable mass of neural cell bodies in the brain or spinal cord
bodynucleus, lens nucleusthe central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex
nucleus > pronunciation
Soundsnuw'kliyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > nucleus: 6 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction.
Synonymscell nucleus, karyon
Part ofcell(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms
PartsachromatinThe part of a cell nucleus that is relatively uncolored by stains or dyes
chromatin, chromatin granuleThe readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins
chromosomeA threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
lininAn obsolete term for the network of viscous material in the cell nucleus on which the chromatin granules were thought to be suspended
nucleolus, nucleoleA small round body of protein in a cell nucleus
NarrowerpronucleusThe nucleus of the ovum or sperm after fertilization but before they fuse to form the nucleus of the zygote
subthalamic nucleusAn oval mass of grey matter located in the caudal part of the subthalamus
Broaderorganelle, cell organelle, cell organA specialized part of a cell
Substancesnucleoplasm, karyoplasmThe protoplasm that constitutes the nucleus of a cell
Spanishnúcleo celular, núcleo
Catalannucli
Adjectivesmultinucleatehaving two or more nuclei
nuclearof or relating to or constituting / constituting the nucleus of a cell
nucleated, nucleatehaving a nucleus or occurring in the nucleus
uninucleatehaving one nucleus
Verbsnucleateform into a nucleus
English > nucleus: 6 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningThe positively charged dense center of an atom.
Part ofatom(physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
PartsnucleonA constituent (proton or neutron) of an atomic nucleus
Broadercenter, centre, midpointA point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
Spanishnúcleo
Catalannucli
Adjectivesnuclearof or relating to or constituting / constituting the nucleus of an atom
English > nucleus: 6 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA small group of indispensable / indispensable persons or things.
Synonymscore, core group
NarrowercadreA nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion
BroadersetA group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
Spanishnúcleo
Catalannucli
English > nucleus: 6 senses > noun 4, object
Meaning(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.
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Part ofcomet(astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
Broadercenter, centre, midpointA point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
English > nucleus: 6 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningAny histologically identifiable mass of neural cell bodies in the brain or spinal cord.
Narrowerdentate nucleusA large laminar nucleus of grey matter within the white matter of each cerebral hemisphere
Broaderneural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
Spanishnúcleo
English > nucleus: 6 senses > noun 6, body
MeaningThe central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex.
Synonymlens nucleus
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing

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