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perinuclear

[per-uh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /ˌpɛr əˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/
adjective, Cell Biology.
1.
situated near or occurring around the nucleus.
2.
pertaining to the narrow space between the inner and outer layers of the nuclear membrane.
Origin of perinuclear
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; peri- + nuclear
Pronunciation note
See nuclear.
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