nucleosome

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noun nu·cle·o·some \ ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌsōm , ˈnyü- \

Definition of nucleosome

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

nucleosomal

play \ˌnü-klē-ə-ˈsō-məl, ˌnyü-\ adjective

First Known Use of nucleosome

1962


Medical Dictionary

nucleosome

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noun nu·cleo·some \ -ˌsōm \

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

nucleosomal

play \ˌn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

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