Definition of nuclide in English:

nuclide

Syllabification: nu·clide
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞oˌklīd
 
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noun

Physics
  • A distinct kind of atom or nucleus characterized by a specific number of protons and neutrons.
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    • Atoms with the same number of protons and neutrons are called nuclides and atoms with a unequal number of protons and neutrons are called isotopes.
    • He suggests that the excess tracks may be explained by the decay of short-lived fissioning nuclides, such as super-heavy nuclei.
    • Soil erosion can also be tracked with naturally occurring radioactive nuclides, natural and fluorescent dye-coated particles, and small beads.

Derivatives

nuclidic

Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈklidik/
adjective

Origin

1940s: from nucleus + -ide (from Greek eidos 'form').

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