Nucleus may refer to:

  • Atomic nucleus, the very dense region at the center of an atom
  • Cell nucleus, the control center of a cell, which contains the cell's chromosomal DNA
  • Nucleus (neuroanatomy), a cluster of neurons in the central nervous system
  • Nucleus (syllable), the central part of a syllable in linguistics
  • Comet nucleus, the solid, central part of a comet
  • Condensation nucleus, the seed of a raindrop
    • Ice nucleus, the seed of a snowflake

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Famous quotes containing the word nucleus:

    Just see how it glints and sparkles. Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime. Every good stone is. They are the devil’s pet baits. In larger and older jewels every facet may stand for a bloody deed....
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    I could not undertake to form a nucleus of an institution for the development of infant minds, where none already existed. It would be too cruel.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    You know that the nucleus of a time is not
    The poet but the poem, the growth of the mind
    Of the world, the heroic effort to live expressed
    As victory. The poet does not speak in ruins
    Nor stand there making orotund consolations.
    He shares the confusions of intelligence.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)