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nucleosome

[noo-klee-uh-sohm, nyoo-] /ˈnu kli əˌsoʊm, ˈnyu-/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
any of the repeating subunits of chromatin occurring at intervals along a strand of DNA, consisting of DNA coiled around histone.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; nucleo- + -some3
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nucleosome

/ˈnjuːklɪəˌsəʊm/
noun
1.
a repeating structural unit of chromatin that contains DNA and histones
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nucleosome in Medicine

nucleosome nu·cle·o·some (nōō'klē-ə-sōm', nyōō'-)
n.
Any of the repeating subunits of chromatin, consisting of a DNA chain coiled around a core of histones.


nu'cle·o·som'al (-sō'məl) adj.
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nucleosome in Science
nucleosome
  (n'klē-ə-sōm')   
Any of the repeating subunits of chromatin in eukaryotic cells, consisting of a DNA chain coiled around a core of histones. See Note at histone.
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