nucleoprotein

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noun nu·cle·o·pro·tein \ˌnü-klē-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, ˌnyü-, -ˈprō-tē-ən\

Definition of nucleoprotein

  1. :  a compound that consists of a protein (as a histone) conjugated with a nucleic acid (as a DNA) and that is the principal constituent of the hereditary material in chromosomes

Origin and Etymology of nucleoprotein

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1907


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nucleoprotein

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noun nu·cleo·pro·tein \ˌn(y)ü-klē-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprōt-ē-ən\

Medical Definition of nucleoprotein

  1. :  a compound that consists of a protein (as a histone) conjugated with a nucleic acid (as a DNA) and that is the principal constituent of the hereditary material in chromosomes


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