nuclear membrane

[ noo-klee-er mem-breyn, nyoo- ]

  1. the double membrane surrounding the nucleus within a cell.

Origin of nuclear membrane

First recorded in 1885–90
  • Also called nu·cle·ar en·ve·lope [noo-klee-er en-vuh-lohp, nyoo-] /ˈnu kli ər ˈɛn vəˌloʊp, ˈnyu-/ .

pronunciation note For nuclear membrane

See nuclear.

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nuclear membrane

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