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nucleus
American English: /ˈn(j)ukliəs/
British English: /ˈnjuːklɪəs/

Translation of nucleus in Spanish:

noun plural -cleiPronunciation: /-kliaɪ/

  • 1 (of atom, cell, galaxy)
    Example sentences
    • The harmless radio waves excite protons that form the nuclei of hydrogen atoms in the body.
    • Electrons produce a small magnetic field as they spin and orbit the nucleus of an atom.
    • Electrons are found in clouds that surround the nucleus of an atom.
    Example sentences
    • Dense granules surrounding the nucleus are probably cytoplasmic organelles.
    • The cells had round or oval vesicular nuclei with multiple prominent nucleoli.
    • The cells were characterized by large vesicular nuclei with single large nucleoli.
  • 2 (central part, core) to form the nucleus of something
    constituir el núcleo de algo
    Example sentences
    • If this proposal is accepted, the government together with the St Lucian organizations could have an extension of the mission in Brooklyn and an important nucleus for the St Lucian community.
    • The nucleus of the global movement against injustice will not - cannot, should not - be found in the centers of global privilege.
    • And at the moment there is not even the nucleus of a movement to achieve that.
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