micronucleus[mī′krō no̵̅o̅′klē əs, -nyo̵̅o̅′-]
micronucleus definition by Webster's New World
the smaller of two types of nuclei present in the cells of ciliated protozoans, associated primarily with reproduction and genetics
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- micronuclear adjective
micronucleus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. mi·cro·nu·cle·i or mi·cro·nu·cle·us·es
The smaller of two nuclei in ciliate protozoans that contains genetic material and functions in reproduction.
- miˌcro·nuˈcle·ar adjective
micronucleus - Medical Definition
- A minute nucleus.
- The smaller of two nuclei in ciliate protozoans that contains genetic material and functions in reproduction.