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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.
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Working from masses of white blood cells soaked from pus-clotted bandages, he extracted large amounts of a chemical that he called nuclein because it could be derived from cell nuclei.
Since the material seemed to originate in cell nuclei, it was called nuclein at first, and later, because it had acidic properties, nucleic acid.
Stanely Pons of the University of Utah and british co-worker Martin Fleischmann, who last March claimed to have developed an electrochemical method of forcing atomic nuclein to fuse with an accompanying release of heat.

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