nonhistone

adjective

non·​his·​tone ˌnän-ˈhi-ˌstōn How to pronounce nonhistone (audio)
: relating to or being any of the eukaryotic proteins (such as DNA polymerase) that form complexes with DNA but are not considered histones

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonhistone was circa 1966

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“Nonhistone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonhistone. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

nonhistone

adjective
non·​his·​tone (ˈ)nän-ˈhis-ˌtōn How to pronounce nonhistone (audio)
: relating to or being any of the eukaryotic proteins (as DNA polymerase) that form complexes with DNA but are not considered histones
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