nucleosome

[noo-klee-uh-sohm, nyoo-]
noun Cell Biology.
  1. any of the repeating subunits of chromatin occurring at intervals along a strand of DNA, consisting of DNA coiled around histone.

Origin of nucleosome

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

nucleosome

noun
  1. a repeating structural unit of chromatin that contains DNA and histones
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nucleosome in Medicine

nucleosome

[nōōklē-ə-sōm′]
n.
  1. Any of the repeating subunits of chromatin, consisting of a DNA chain coiled around a core of histones.
Related formsnu′cle•o•somal (-sōməl) adj.
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nucleosome in Science

nucleosome

[nōōklē-ə-sōm′]
  1. 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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