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trophonucleus

 [trof″o-noo´kle-us]
macronucleus.
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mac·ro·nu·cle·us

(mak'rō-nū'klē-ŭs),
1. A nucleus that occupies a relatively large portion of the cell, or the larger nucleus where two or more are present in a cell.
See also: micronucleus (2). Synonym(s): meganucleus
2. The larger of the two nuclei in ciliates, which governs vegetative metabolic functions and not reproduction.
See also: micronucleus (2). Synonym(s): somatic nucleus, trophic nucleus, trophonucleus
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trophonucleus

(trŏf″ō-nū′klē-ŭs) [″ + nucleus, kernel]
Protozoan nucleus concerned with vegetative functions in metabolism and not reproduction.
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