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the network of viscous material in the nucleus of a cell that connects the chromatin granules
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C19: from Latin līnum flax + -in
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  • "Fisheye is linin' up the wagons in the menag," said one of the men.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • "They're linin' up for the theatres," and looked at her again.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • Shot in the back, linin the front, said Pug as the sergeant passed on.

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable
  • What's the use o' linin' on a feller that can't stand still a second?

  • An' we've sure been a-comin'—polin', linin' up, and portagin'.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • Achromin is usually found in the form of slender threads, and hence called "nuclear thread-matter" (linin).

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • Penny, I want to know if you've got any linin's to match this pink cheese-cloth; it don't hardly show over white.

    Mrs. Tree's Will Laura E. Richards
  • When it come to linin' off a song, Lum wuz pintedly hard to beat.

  • Figure 145 is a prophase showing the bivalent chromosomes still connected by linin fibers.

    Studies in Spermatogenesis Nettie Maria Stevens
  • In figure 107 one sees the spireme divided into segments still joined by linin bridges.

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