nucleon etymology

English word nucleon comes from English nucleus, English -on

Detailed word origin of nucleon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nucleus English (eng) (chemistry, physics) The massive, positively charged central part of an atom, made up of protons and neutrons.. (cytology) A large membrane-enclosed organelle found in eukaryotic cells which contains genetic material.. (neuroanatomy) A ganglion, cluster of many neuronal bodies where synapsing occurs.. (phonetics, phonology) The central part of a syllable, most commonly a vowel.. An initial [...]
-on English (eng) (biology, genetics) Forming names of things considered as basic or fundamental units, such as codon or recon.. (chemistry) Forming names of noble gases and certain nonmetal elements (such as boron or silicon).. (physics, maths, and, biology) Forming nouns denoting subatomic particles (proton), quanta (photon), molecular units (codon), or substances (interferon).
nucleon English (eng) One of the subatomic particles of the atomic nucleus, i.e. a proton or a neutron.

Words with the same origin as nucleon

Descendants of nucleus
antinucleon dinucleon internucleon micronuclear multinucleon myonuclear nuclein nucleonic trinucleon
Descendants of -on
Bohr magneton antineoplaston baryon baryonless boron boson caron encephalon energon interferon klepton leptoproduction multiexon neutron neutronic nylon photon photonic pion polaron psychon renormalon tachyon texton trion