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Another word for nucleus

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Noun
  1. A source of further growth and development

      1. One thrown off from a burning substance.
      2. One resulting from friction.
      3. One remaining in an otherwise extinguished fire; an ember.
      1. A mature plant ovule containing an embryo.
      2. A small dry fruit, spore, or other propagative plant part.
      3. Seeds considered as a group:
      1. A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.
      2. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
      3. The central or most important part; the core:
      1. A small mass of protoplasm or cells from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop.
      2. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
      3. A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
      1. The collection of cells that has developed from the fertilized egg of a vertebrate animal, before all the major organs have developed.
      2. A collection of such cells of a human, especially from implantation in the uterine wall through the eighth week of development.
      3. The young sporophytic plant contained within a seed or an archegonium.
      1. A small protuberance on a stem or branch, sometimes enclosed in protective scales and containing an undeveloped leaf, flower, or leafy shoot.
      2. The stage or condition of having buds:
      3. An asexual reproductive structure, as in yeast or a hydra, that consists of an outgrowth capable of developing into a new individual.
    See also:

    start

Another word for nucleus

Noun
  1. Essence

      1. A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.
      2. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
      3. The central or most important part; the core:
      1. The central idea; the essence.
      2. The grounds for action in a suit.
      1. The central or innermost part:
      2. The hard or fibrous central part of certain fruits, such as the apple or pear, containing the seeds.
      3. The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
  2. Basis

      1. The basic, central, or critical point or feature:
      2. A puzzling or apparently insoluble problem.
      1. A proposition upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn.
      2. One of the propositions in a deductive argument.
      3. Either the major or the minor proposition of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn.
      1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
      2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
      3. Funds for the perpetual support of an institution; an endowment.
    See also:

    basis

  3. Center

      1. A short rod or shaft on which a related part rotates or swings.
      2. A person or thing on which something depends; the central or crucial factor:
      3. The act of turning on a pivot.
      1. The distinctness or clarity of an image rendered by an optical system.
      2. The state of maximum distinctness or clarity of such an image:
      3. An apparatus used to adjust the focal length of an optical system in order to make an image distinct or clear:
      1. The center part of a wheel, fan, or propeller.
      2. A center of activity or interest; a focal point:
    See also:

    center