micronucleus

noun mi·cro·nu·cle·us \ ˌmī-krō-ˈnü-klē-əs , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of micronucleus

:a minute nucleus; specifically :one that is primarily concerned with reproductive and genetic functions in most ciliated protozoans

Origin and Etymology of micronucleus

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micronucleus

noun mi·cro·nu·cle·us \ ˌmī-krō-ˈn(y)ü-klē-əs \

medical Definition of micronucleus

:a minute nucleus; specifically :one regarded as primarily concerned with reproductive and genetic functions in most ciliated protozoans — compare macronucleus

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