[noo-klee-er-free, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler-] /ˈnu kli ərˌfri, ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər-/
any area in which nuclear weapons, power plants, or materials are not allowed.
an area barred, esp by local authorities, to the storage or deployment of nuclear weapons
An area in which nuclear weapons, by choice of the residents, may not be moved or stored. A number of areas around the world, such as New Zealand, have declared themselves nuclear-free zones, or have attempted to.
noun 1. Physics. fissile or fertile material that undergoes fission in a nuclear reactor. 2. any light element, as hydrogen or helium, that undergoes fusion and gives off energy within the interior of stars. noun 1. a fuel that provides nuclear energy, used in nuclear power stations, nuclear submarines, etc
noun 1. (def 4). noun 1. a reaction in which two nuclei combine to form a nucleus with the release of energy Sometimes shortened to fusion Compare nuclear fission See also thermonuclear reaction
- Nuclear hyaloplasm
nuclear hyaloplasm n. See karyolymph.
- Nuclear inclusion body
nuclear inclusion body n. Either of two types of usually acidophilic inclusion bodies: granular or hyaline, as in herpes simplex, and circumscribed, as in poliomyelitis. Also called nucleoid.