Meaning of NUCLIDE in English


ˈn(y)üˌklīd noun

( -s )

Etymology: nucl eus + -ide (irregular from Greek eidos species, form) — more at idol

: a species of atom characterized by the constitution of its nucleus and hence by the number of protons, the number of neutrons, and the energy content : an atom of specified atomic number and mass number — compare isobar , isotone , isotope , radioisotope

the different isotopes of an element are composed of nuclides having the same atomic number but different mass numbers

• nu·clid·ic (ˈ)n(y)ü|klidik adjective

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