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nuclei

[ noo-klee-ahy, nyoo- ]

noun

  1. plural of nucleus.


nuclei

/ ˈnjuːklɪˌaɪ /

noun

  1. a plural of nucleus


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nuclei1

< Latin nucleī, nominative plural of nucleus; nucleus

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Example Sentences

This so-called Era of Nuclei brings a return of the “soup” analogy.

Excretion of these substances is greatly increased by a diet rich in nuclei, as sweetbreads and liver.

Each contains one irregular nucleus or several small, rounded nuclei.

They all contain nuclei, and most of them contain granules which vary in size and staining properties.

Nuclei and certain other structures in the blood are stained by the basic dyes, and are hence called basophilic.

Nuclei, basophilic granules, and all blood parasites are blue; erythrocytes are red or pink; eosinophilic granules, bright red.

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