HyperDic: nucleon

English > 1 sense of the word nucleon:
NOUNobjectnucleona constituent (proton or neutron) of an atomic nucleus
English > nucleon: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningA constituent (proton or neutron) of an atomic nucleus.
Part ofnucleusThe positively charged dense center of an atom
NarrowerantineutronThe antiparticle of a neutron
antiprotonAn unstable negatively charged proton
neutronAn elementary particle with 0 charge and mass about equal to a proton
protonA stable particle with positive charge equal to the negative charge of an electron
Broaderbaryon, heavy particleAny of the elementary particles having a mass equal to or greater than that of a proton and that participate in strong interactions

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