nucleoid

noun
nu·​cle·​oid | \ ˈnü-klē-ˌȯid How to pronounce nucleoid (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Definition of nucleoid

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

First Known Use of nucleoid

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Nucleoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nucleoid. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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nucleoid

adjective
nu·​cle·​oid | \ ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌȯid How to pronounce nucleoid (audio) \

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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