noun, plural nu·cle·o·li [noo-klee-uh-lahy, nyoo-] /nuˈkli əˌlaɪ, nyu-/. Cell Biology.
Origin of nucleolus
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Historical Examples of nucleolus
Possibly the nucleolus is the Supra- and Subconscious element.Feminism and Sex-Extinction
The element x is present, but the nucleolus has disappeared.
The nucleus of the egg-cell is distinguished as the germinal vesicle, and its nucleolus as the germinal spot.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
In these latter stages the nucleolus has entirely faded out and nothing suggesting an accessory chromosome is present.
Spermatogonium, showing chromatin element (x) associated with a nucleolus (n).
noun plural -li (-laɪ)
Word Origin for nucleolus
1845, from Latin nucleolus, literally "a little nut," diminutive of nucleus (see nucleus).