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nucleosome

[ noo-klee-uh-sohm, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu kli əˌsoʊm, ˈnyu- /
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noun Cell Biology.
any of the repeating subunits of chromatin occurring at intervals along a strand of DNA, consisting of DNA coiled around histone.
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Origin of nucleosome

First recorded in 1960–65; nucleo- + -some3
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British Dictionary definitions for nucleosome

nucleosome
/ (ˈnjuːklɪəˌsəʊm) /

noun
a repeating structural unit of chromatin that contains DNA and histones
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Medical definitions for nucleosome

nucleosome
[ nōōklē-ə-sōm′ ]

n.
Any of the repeating subunits of chromatin, consisting of a DNA chain coiled around a core of histones.

Other words from nucleosome

nu′cle•o•somal (-sōməl) adj.
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Scientific definitions for nucleosome

nucleosome
[ nōōklē-ə-sōm′ ]

Any of the repeating subunits of chromatin in eukaryotic cells, consisting of a DNA chain coiled around a core of histones. See Note at histone.
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