nucleic

adj.

1892, in nucleic acid, translation of German Nukleinsäure (1889), from Nuklein "substance obtained from a cell nucleus" (see nucleus + -in (2)) + -ic.


Nearby words

  1. nucleating agent,
  2. nucleation,
  3. nuclei,
  4. nuclei nervi vestibulocochlearis,
  5. nuclei of origin,
  6. nucleic acid,
  7. nucleic acids,
  8. nucleic-acid probe,
  9. nucleiform,
  10. nuclein

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