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

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“Nuclear membrane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuclear%20membrane. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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

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