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A distinct kind of atom or nucleus characterized by a specific number of protons and neutrons.
- ‘Atoms with the same number of protons and neutrons are called nuclides and atoms with a unequal number of protons and neutrons are called isotopes.’
- ‘He suggests that the excess tracks may be explained by the decay of short-lived fissioning nuclides, such as super-heavy nuclei.’
- ‘Soil erosion can also be tracked with naturally occurring radioactive nuclides, natural and fluorescent dye-coated particles, and small beads.’
- ‘An atom that has a specific number of neutrons and protons is referred to as a nuclide.’
- ‘The nuclide can then be detected using existing photon or positron emission tomography methods.’
1940s: from nucleus + -ide (from Greek eidos ‘form’).
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