nuclear membrane

noun

Definition of nuclear membrane 

: a double membrane enclosing a cell nucleus and having its outer part continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum

called also nuclear envelope

— see cell illustration

First Known Use of nuclear membrane

1852, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nuclear membrane

Share nuclear membrane

Statistics for nuclear membrane

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for nuclear membrane

The first known use of nuclear membrane was in 1852

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for nuclear membrane

nuclear membrane

noun

Medical Definition of nuclear membrane 

: a double membrane enclosing a cell nucleus and having its outer part continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum

called also karyotheca

More from Merriam-Webster on nuclear membrane

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about nuclear membrane

Comments on nuclear membrane

What made you want to look up nuclear membrane? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!