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nuclear membrane

noun, Biology
the double membrane surrounding the nucleus within a cell.
Also called nuclear envelope.
1885-90 Unabridged
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  • The nuclear membrane and nucleolus are also differentiated during this phase.
  • The nucleus is enclosed by a delicate nuclear membrane, and contains in its interior a well-defined nucleolus or germinal spot.
nuclear membrane in Medicine

nuclear membrane n.
The double-layered membrane enclosing the nucleus of a cell. Also called nuclear envelope.

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nuclear membrane in Science
nuclear membrane  
See nuclear envelope.
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