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  • n. A material that nucleates, or that aids nucleation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In physical, any substance, such as lycopodium powder, or any medium which, like the ionized gases from flames, affords nuclei of condensation in an atmosphere containing vapor; any medium or agent which produces nucleation of a vapor.


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  • Duman JG (2001) Antifreeze and ice nucleator proteins in terrestrial arthropods.

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  • Tam VC, Serruto D, Dziejman M, Brieher W, Mekalanos JJ (2007) A type III secretion system in Vibrio cholerae translocates a formin/spire hybrid-like actin nucleator to promote intestinal colonization.

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  • Over a third of the ice nuclei generated contained lead, suggesting it is a highly-efficient nucleator.

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  • Preliminary investigations indicate the presence of an endogenous ice nucleator in diapausing C. costata (A. Rajamohan &

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