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histone

noun his·tone \ˈhis-ˌtōn\

Definition of HISTONE

:  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
Medical Dictionary

histone

noun his·tone \ˈhis-ˌtōn\

Medical Definition of HISTONE

:  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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