plural paranuclei
: an accessory or additional nucleus or body resembling a nucleus in a cell
: one of the nuclei derived from polar bodies that function in the insect trophamnion

Word History


New Latin, from para- entry 1 + nucleus

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“Paranucleus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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