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nuclear membrane

noun

Definition of nuclear membrane

  1. :  a double membrane enclosing a cell nucleus and having its outer part continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum —called also nuclear envelope — see cell illustration



1888

First Known Use of nuclear membrane

1888


Medical Dictionary

nuclear membrane

noun

Medical Definition of nuclear membrane

  1. :  a double membrane enclosing a cell nucleus and having its outer part continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum—called also karyotheca



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