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nucleoprotein

noun nu·cle·o·pro·tein \ˌnü-klē-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, ˌnyü-, -ˈprō-tē-ən\

Definition of NUCLEOPROTEIN

:  a compound that consists of a protein (as a histone) conjugated with a nucleic acid (as a DNA) and that is the principal constituent of the hereditary material in chromosomes

Origin of NUCLEOPROTEIN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1907

nucleoprotein

noun nu·cleo·pro·tein \ˌn(y)ü-klē-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprōt-ē-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NUCLEOPROTEIN

:  a compound that consists of a protein (as a histone) conjugated with a nucleic acid (as a DNA) and that is the principal constituent of the hereditary material in chromosomes

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