- 1Relating to the nucleus of an atom: nuclear chemistryMore example sentences
- He was thus in between the primordial hydrogen hypothesis of William Prout and the nuclear atoms of Ernest Rutherford.
- This technique is one of the most important uses of nuclear chemistry for archeologists.
- The trouble was that Glenn Seaborg was still alive, though no longer really active in nuclear chemistry.
- 1.1Denoting, relating to, or powered by the energy released in nuclear fission or fusion: nuclear submarinesMore example sentences
- The result might be a chain reaction: a self-sustaining release of nuclear energy.
- To generate electricity, we use hydroelectric power, coal and nuclear energy.
- At first, the program focused mainly on the use of nuclear energy for power generation.
- 1.2Denoting, possessing, or involving weapons using nuclear energy: nuclear warheads a nuclear attackMore example sentences
- Labour's policy of unilateral nuclear disarmament did not command wide support.
- Our fears about a nuclear strike traditionally include the horrific death toll, the living envying the dead, etc.
- At the time, it seemed a large nuclear strike would disrupt communications networks to the point that command and control services would collapse.
- 2 Biology Relating to the nucleus of a cell: nuclear DNAMore example sentences
- The lining cells showed no significant nuclear pleomorphism or mitotic activity.
- Centrosomes also mediate nuclear migrations in a variety of cells and organisms.
- As nuclear condensation occurs, these nuclei align at the apical end of the cyst.
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