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Synonyms for nucleus
ˈnu kli əs, ˈnyu-; -kliˌaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nucleus, cell nucleus, karyon(noun)

    a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction

    core group, lens nucleus, core, karyon, cell nucleus

  2. nucleus(noun)

    the positively charged dense center of an atom

    core group, lens nucleus, core, karyon, cell nucleus

  3. core, nucleus, core group(noun)

    a small group of indispensable persons or things

    "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"

    nitty-gritty, meat, core group, sum, inwardness, gist, heart and soul, lens nucleus, effect, substance, nub, center, burden, centre, kernel, magnetic core, essence, core, heart, karyon, marrow, pith, cell nucleus

  4. nucleus(noun)

    (astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail

    core group, lens nucleus, core, karyon, cell nucleus

  5. nucleus(noun)

    any histologically identifiable mass of neural cell bodies in the brain or spinal cord

    core group, lens nucleus, core, karyon, cell nucleus

  6. lens nucleus, nucleus(noun)

    the central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex

    lens nucleus, core, core group, karyon, cell nucleus

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nucleus

    core, central part, center, kernel

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nucleus(n.)

    kernel, core, centre

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nucleus(n)

    kernel, core, heart, center

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "nucleus":

    core, nuclei, kernel, heart, nuclide

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How to use nucleus in a sentence?

  1. William James Durant:

    The family is the nucleus of civilization.

  2. Tunisian Defence Minister Farhat Harchani:

    We will participate in the formation of the nucleus of the Libyan army and security forces in Tunisia. This is our duty and we will help Libya to get it done.

  3. Gary Cohn:

    We had an interesting nucleus of people when I was in Trump White House -- the initial team. We were not bashful. It was a group that was willing to tell the President what he needed to know, whether he wanted to hear it or not.

  4. Minnesota Twins:

    We have a group of young players here in Minnesota, a nucleus of young guys that were really coming into their own in a lot of ways, i think some of those guys were ready to take the next step in their career offensively, and a couple of those guys were doing that at the same time. We also complemented them with some quality, veteran players.

  5. Robert Collier:

    First the stalk -- then the roots. First the need -- then the means to satisfy that need. First the nucleus -- then the elements needed for its growth.

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