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nucleon

 [noo´kle-on]
a proton or neutron; one of the particles of an atomic nucleus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

nu·cle·on

(nū'klē-on),
1. One of the subatomic particles of the atomic nucleus, that is, either a proton or a neutron.
2. Slang term for specialist in nuclear medicine.
[nucleus + -on]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

nu·cle·on

(nū'klē-on)
1. One of the subatomic particles of the atomic nucleus; i.e., either a proton or a neutron.
2. Slang term for specialist in nuclear medicine.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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