nuclear membrane

noun Biology.

the double membrane surrounding the nucleus within a cell.

Origin of nuclear membrane

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called nuclear envelope. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for nuclear membrane

nuclear membrane


The double-layered membrane enclosing the nucleus of a cell.nuclear envelope
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Science definitions for nuclear membrane

nuclear membrane

See nuclear envelope.
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