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histone

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noun his·tone \ˈhis-ˌtōn\

Definition of histone

  1. :  any of various simple water-soluble proteins that are rich in the basic amino acids lysine and arginine and are complexed with DNA in the nucleosomes of eukaryotic chromatin



Origin of histone

German Histon


First Known Use: 1885


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histone

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noun his·tone \ˈhis-ˌtōn\

Medical Definition of histone

  1. :  any of various simple water-soluble proteins that are rich in the basic amino acids lysine and arginine and are complexed with DNA in the nucleosomes of eukaryotic chromatin




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