What is the difference between nucleus and neutron?

nucleus | neutron |


As nouns the difference between nucleus and neutron

is that nucleus is the core, central part (of something), round which others are assembled while neutron is (particle) a subatomic particle forming part of the nucleus of an atom and having no charge; it is a combination of an up quark and two down quarks.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    neutron

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia neutron) (en noun)
  • (particle) A subatomic particle forming part of the nucleus of an atom and having no charge; it is a combination of an up quark and two down quarks
  • Symbol: n

    Hypernyms

    * nucleon

    Derived terms

    * neutron bomb

    See also

    * electron * proton