Nucleus vs Ion - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between nucleus and ion

is that nucleus is the core, central part (of something), round which others are assembled while ion is ion (electrically charged atom).

nucleus

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The core, central part (of something), round which others are assembled.
  • An initial part or version that will receive additions.
  • This collection will form the nucleus of a new library.
  • (chemistry, physics) The massive, positively charged central part of an atom, made up of protons and neutrons.
  • (cytology) A large organelle found in cells which contains genetic material.
  • (neuroanatomy) A ganglion, cluster of many neuronal bodies where synapsing occurs.
  • (linguistics) The central part of a syllable, most commonly a vowel.
  • Derived terms

    * nucle- * nuclear * nuclease * nucleate, anucleate * nucleic acid * nuclein * nucleo- * nucleolar * nucleon * nucleotide * nuclide * atomic nucleus * cell nucleus * syllable nucleus, the central part of a syllable * sentence nucleus, the syllable which receives the greatest stress in a word

    ion

    English

    (wikipedia ion)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An atom or group of atoms bearing an electrical charge such as the sodium and chlorine atoms in a salt solution.
  • Derived terms

    * anion * autoion * byion * cation * coion * counterion * gegenion * ionic * ionise, ionize * ionogenic * ionome * macroion * microion * multiion * nebenion * photoion * polyion * sulphion * thermion