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nucleoprotein

[ noo-klee-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu kli əˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn, ˌnyu- /
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noun Biochemistry.
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.
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Origin of nucleoprotein

First recorded in 1905–10; nucleo- + protein
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British Dictionary definitions for nucleoprotein

nucleoprotein
/ (ˌnjuːklɪəʊˈprəʊtiːn) /

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