Parent nucleus

(Biol.) a nucleus which, in cell division, divides, and gives rise to two or more daughter nuclei. See Karyokinesis, and Cell division, under Division.

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They are bound dynamically by the centrifugal barrier between the atoms, which make it spin around its parent nucleus for a tad bit longer than necessary.
The orbits of a nucleon and its respective parent nucleus about their common center of mass are simulated in an effort to provide a pedagogical approach to the understanding of the structure of atomic nuclei.
We have thus developed a simulation of the nucleon and its parent nucleus orbiting their common center of mass.
2], is removed leaving the parent nucleus with A-1 nucleons and mass [m.