|Main Entry:||nuclear pore|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||any of numerous structures with complex openings in a nuclear membrane which allow passage of molecules between the nucleus and surrounding cytoplasm; any of the numerous perforations in a nuclear membrane which allow materials to flow in and out|
|Example:||Nuclear pores are generated by a large protein assembly.|
nuclear pore n.
An octagonal opening where the inner and outer membranes of the nuclear envelope are continuous.