the double membrane surrounding the nucleus within a cell.
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Origin of nuclear membrane
First recorded in 1885–90
Also called nuclear envelope.
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Medicine definitions for nuclear envelope (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for nuclear envelope (2 of 2)
The double-layered membrane enclosing the nucleus of a cell.nuclear envelope
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Science definitions for nuclear envelope (1 of 2)
The double-layered membrane enclosing the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell. The nuclear envelope has pores that allow the passage of materials into and out of the nucleus. Also called nuclear membrane
Science definitions for nuclear envelope (2 of 2)
See nuclear envelope.
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