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nuclear membrane

noun Biology.
  1. 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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nuclear membrane in Medicine

nuclear membrane

  1. The double-layered membrane enclosing the nucleus of a cell.nuclear envelope
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nuclear membrane in Science

nuclear membrane

  1. See nuclear envelope.
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