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 History of this Word

"nucleo" is from "nucleus" (nucleus) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"nucleo-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "nucleus" or "nuclear" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

nucleo- illustration An irregular surface of the boiling vessel can create additional nucleation sites.
nucleo- illustration Today, scientists literally assemble atoms in a wide variety of nucleiform combinations.