nucleoprotein

noun
nu·​cle·​o·​pro·​tein | \ ˌnü-klē-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce nucleoprotein (audio) , ˌnyü-, -ˈprō-tē-ən \

Definition of nucleoprotein

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

First Known Use of nucleoprotein

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Nucleoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nucleoprotein. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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nucleoprotein

noun
nu·​cleo·​pro·​tein | \ ˌn(y)ü-klē-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprōt-ē-ən How to pronounce nucleoprotein (audio) \

Medical Definition of nucleoprotein

: 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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