ice nucleus


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ice nucleus

[′īs ‚nü·klē·əs]
(meteorology)
Any particle which may act as a nucleus in formation of ice crystals in the atmosphere.
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Bacteria in the leaf ecosystem with emphasis on Pseudomonas syringae, ice nucleus and epiphyte.
Erwinia herbicola: A bacterial ice nucleus active in increasing frost injury to corn.