Definitions for "nucleon number"
Keywords:  neutrons, protons, nucleus, mass, atom
The sum of the number of neutrons and protons in an atomic nucleus.
The total number of protons and neutrons in an atom; the mass number A.
(See mass number) - The nucleon number of an atom is the number of neutrons in the nucleus of an atom. Each element can have several different nucleon numbers. Each one corresponds to a different isotope of the element.