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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Other articles related to "nucleus":

Ganglionic Eminence - Cell Migration
... Cells in the LGE migrate to the striatal domain (caudate nucleus and putamen) and parts of the septum and amygdala ... The CGE gives rise to interneurons in the nucleus accumbens, the bed nucleus of the stria terminals, the hippocampus, and specific nuclei in the amygdala ...
Ramot Naftali - History
... In August 1963 a new nucleus of founders went to Kedesh Naftali, after the dispersal of the original members of the moshav ... In the community two families remained from the first founding nucleus Eliezer and Batya Kaufman and their three children, and the Adler family ... The nucleus was composed mostly of young couples from moshavim, who had left Morocco, Tunisia and Libya ...
Cuneate Fasciculus - Physical Characteristics
... tract, and, entering the gray matter, come into close relationship with the cells of the dorsal nucleus, while others can be traced as far as the medulla oblongata, where they end in the gracile nucleus ...
Paraabducens Nucleus
... The paraabducens nucleus is a nucleus in the human brain which controls lateral gaze ... As its name would indicate, it is located near the Abducens nucleus, and it sends signals to it, which in turn affects the lateral rectus and the medial ...
Nucleus - Other Uses
... Nucleus (advocacy group), a UK-European political advocacy campaign organisation Nucleus (band), a British jazz-rock band led by Ian Carr Nucleus (video game), a 2007 downloadable ...

Famous quotes containing the word nucleus:

    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)

    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)

    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)