Definition of nuclide in English:

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nuclide

Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞oklīd/

noun

Physics
A distinct kind of atom or nucleus characterized by a specific number of protons and neutrons.
Example sentences
  • 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').

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: nu·clide

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