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nucleo-

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  1. a combining form representing nucleus, nuclear, or nucleic acid in compound words: nucleoprotein.
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British Dictionary definitions for nucleo-

nucleo-

before a vowel nucle-

combining form
  1. nucleus or nuclearnucleoplasm
  2. nucleic acidnucleoprotein
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Word Origin

from Latin nucleus kernel, from nux nut
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nucleo- in Medicine

nucleo-

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  1. Nucleus:nucleon; nucleoplasm.
  2. Nucleic acid:nucleoprotein.
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