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Glossary term: Nucleon

Description: All the matter that we see around us is made up of atoms, and all atoms have the same basic structure: a tiny, dense nucleus that carries almost all of the atom's mass, surrounded by electrons. The main constituents of atomic nuclei are protons and neutrons, which are collectively called nucleons.

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