nucleosome

noun
nu·​cle·​o·​some | \ ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌsōm How to pronounce nucleosome (audio) , ˈnyü-\

Definition of nucleosome

: any of the repeating globular subunits of chromatin that consist of a complex of DNA and histone

Other Words from nucleosome

nucleosomal \ ˌnü-​klē-​ə-​ˈsō-​məl How to pronounce nucleosomal (audio) , ˌnyü-​ \ adjective

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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nucleosome

noun
nu·​cleo·​some | \ -ˌsōm How to pronounce nucleosome (audio) \

Medical Definition of nucleosome

: any of the repeating globular subunits of chromatin that consist of a complex of DNA and histone and are thought to be present only during interphase

Other Words from nucleosome

nucleosomal \ ˌn(y)ü-​klē-​ə-​ˈsō-​məl How to pronounce nucleosomal (audio) \ adjective

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