nucleoprotein

nucleoprotein

[noo-klee-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in, nyoo-]
noun Biochemistry.
any of the class of conjugated proteins occurring in cells and consisting of a protein combined with a nucleic acid, essential for cell division and reproduction.

Origin:
1905–10; nucleo- + protein

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nucleoprotein (ˌnjuːklɪəʊˈprəʊtiːn)
 
n
a compound within a cell nucleus that consists of a protein bound to a nucleic acid

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nucleoprotein nu·cle·o·pro·tein (nōō'klē-ō-prō'tēn', -prō'tē-ĭn, nyōō'-)
n.
Any of a group of substances found in the nuclei of all living cells and in viruses and composed of a protein and a nucleic acid.

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