nonhistone

adjective
non·​his·​tone | \ ˌnän-ˈhi-ˌstōn How to pronounce nonhistone (audio) \

Definition of nonhistone

: relating to or being any of the eukaryotic proteins (such as DNA polymerase) that form complexes with DNA but are not considered histones

First Known Use of nonhistone

circa 1966, in the meaning defined above

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nonhistone

adjective
non·​his·​tone | \ (ˈ)nän-ˈhis-ˌtōn How to pronounce nonhistone (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonhistone

: 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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