Nucleus vs Ribosome - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between nucleus and ribosome

is that nucleus is the core, central part (of something), round which others are assembled while ribosome is (biology) small organelles found in all cells; involved in the production of proteins by translating messenger rna.

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

    ribosome

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia ribosome) (en noun)
  • (biology) Small organelles found in all cells; involved in the production of proteins by translating messenger RNA.
  • Derived terms

    * polyribosome

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