nuclein


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nuclein

(no͞o′klē-ĭn, nyo͞o′-)
n.
Material from the nucleus of a cell, considered a single substance when first isolated in the late 1800s but later shown to consist of DNA and associated proteins.

nu′cle·in′ic adj.

nuclein

(nū′klē-ĭn) [L. nucleus, a kernel]
The breakdown product of the nucleoproteins of chromosomes.

nuclein

an intermediate product in the decomposition pathway between nucleoprotein and nucleic acid.
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