As a noun nucleus
is the core, central part (of something), round which others are assembled.
As an adjective nucleiform is
formed like a nucleus or kernel.
The core, central part (of something), round which others are assembled.
An initial part or version that will receive additions.
(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.
- This collection will form the nucleus of a new library.
* nucleate, anucleate
* nucleic acid
* atomic nucleus
* cell nucleus
* syllable nucleus, the central part of a syllable
* sentence nucleus, the syllable which receives the greatest stress in a word