paranucleus

noun
para·​nucleus | \ "+ \
plural paranuclei

Definition of paranucleus

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

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History and Etymology for paranucleus

New Latin, from para- entry 1 + nucleus

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“Paranucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paranucleus. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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