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nucleoprotein

[ noo-klee-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in, nyoo- ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. any of the class of conjugated proteins occurring in cells and consisting of a protein combined with a nucleic acid, essential for cell division and reproduction.


nucleoprotein

/ ˌnjuːklɪəʊˈprəʊtiːn /

noun

  1. a compound within a cell nucleus that consists of a protein bound to a nucleic acid


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nucleoprotein1

First recorded in 1905–10; nucleo- + protein

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Example Sentences

Two other mimics are the nucleoprotein and replicase that control virus replication.

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