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Nucleus may refer to:

In psychology:

  • Cell nucleus, is a small spherical structure in a cell which contains the cell's DNA and is the control center of the cell
  • Nucleus (neuroanatomy), a central nervous system structure composed mainly of gray matter


In linguistics:

  • Syllable nucleus, the central part of a syllable
  • Sentence nucleus, the syllable which receives the greatest stress in a word
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