nucleoid

[noo-klee-oid, nyoo-]Microbiology
noun
  1. the central region in a prokaryotic cell, as a bacterium, that contains the chromosomes and that has no surrounding membrane.
adjective
  1. resembling a nucleus.

Origin of nucleoid

First recorded in 1850–55; nucle(us) + -oid
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nucleoid in Medicine

nucleoid

[nōōklē-oid′]
n.
  1. nucleus
  2. nuclear inclusion body
adj.
  1. Resembling a nucleolus.
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