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linin

noun
  1. the network of viscous material in the nucleus of a cell that connects the chromatin granules

Word Origin

C19: from Latin līnum flax + -in
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Examples from the Web for linin

Historical Examples

  • "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