nucleosome

[noo-klee-uh-sohm, nyoo-]
noun Cell Biology.
any of the repeating subunits of chromatin occurring at intervals along a strand of DNA, consisting of DNA coiled around histone.

Origin:
1960–65; nucleo- + -some3

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nucleosome (ˈnjuːklɪəˌsəʊm)
 
n
a repeating structural unit of chromatin that contains DNA and histones

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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   (n'klē-ə-sōm')  Pronunciation Key 
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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There is, however, some preference in the sequences the nucleosomes will bind.
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