noun, U.S. Government.
an independent agency, created in 1975, that licenses and regulates the nonmilitary use of nuclear energy.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
An agency of the United States government responsible for licensing and regulating nuclear power plants. Created in 1974, along with the Energy Research and Development Administration, it replaced the Atomic Energy Commission.
- Nuclear rna
nuclear RNA n. See nRNA.
- Nuclear spindle
nuclear spindle n. See mitotic spindle.
- Nuclear stain
nuclear stain n. A stain selective for cell nuclei, usually based on the binding of a basic dye to DNA or to nucleohistone.
- Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
noun 1. an agreement signed by Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. in 1963, committing nations to halt atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons: by the end of 1963, 96 additional nations had signed the treaty.