nucleopetal


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nucleopetal

 [noo″kle-op´ĕ-tal]
moving toward a nucleus.
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nu·cle·o·pe·tal

(nū'klē-op'ĕ-tăl)
1. Moving in the cell body in a direction toward the nucleus.
2. Moving in a direction toward a nerve nucleus; said of a nervous impulse.
[nucleo- + L. peto, to seek]
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