a combining form representing nucleus, nuclear, or nucleic acid, in compound words: nucleoprotein. Unabridged
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nucleo- or (before a vowel) nucle-
combining form
1.  nucleus or nuclear: nucleoplasm
2.  nucleic acid: nucleoprotein
[from Latin nucleus kernel, from nux nut]
nucle- or (before a vowel) nucle-
combining form
[from Latin nucleus kernel, from nux nut]

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nucleo- or nucle-

  1. Nucleus: nucleon; nucleoplasm.

  2. Nucleic acid: nucleoprotein.

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