Associations to the word «Nucleus»

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NUCLEUS, noun. The core, central part (of something), round which others are assembled.
NUCLEUS, noun. An initial part or version that will receive additions.
NUCLEUS, noun. (chemistry) (physics) The massive, positively charged central part of an atom, made up of protons and neutrons.
NUCLEUS, noun. (cytology) A large membrane-enclosed organelle found in eukaryotic cells which contains genetic material.
NUCLEUS, noun. (neuroanatomy) A ganglion, cluster of many neuronal bodies where synapsing occurs.
NUCLEUS, noun. (linguistics) The central part of a syllable, most commonly a vowel.
NUCLEUS ACCUMBENS, noun. A dopaminergic nucleus found near the most anterior portion of the caudate nucleus.
NUCLEUS ACCUMBENS, noun. The primary nucleus thought to be involved with addiction
NUCLEUS ACCUMBENS, noun. The nucleus which received is connected to the ventral tegmental area and the prefrontal cortex.
NUCLEUS GLOBOSUS, noun. A mass of grey matter between the fastigatum and the embolus in the cerebellum.
NUCLEUS PULPOSUS, noun. (anatomy) The gel-like centre of an intervertebral disc.

Dictionary definition

NUCLEUS, noun. A part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction.
NUCLEUS, noun. The positively charged dense center of an atom.
NUCLEUS, noun. A small group of indispensable persons or things; "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program".
NUCLEUS, noun. (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.
NUCLEUS, noun. Any histologically identifiable mass of neural cell bodies in the brain or spinal cord.
NUCLEUS, noun. The central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex.

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Friedrich Nietzsche