nucleoid

noun
nu·​cle·​oid | \ˈnü-klē-ˌȯid, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nucleoid 

: the DNA-containing area of a prokaryotic cell (such as a bacterium)

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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nucleoid

adjective
nu·​cle·​oid | \ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌȯid \

Medical Definition of nucleoid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: resembling a nucleus

nucleoid

noun

Medical Definition of nucleoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: the DNA-containing area of a prokaryotic cell (as a bacterium)

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