macro-nuclear

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macronucleus mac·ro·nu·cle·us (māk'rō-nōō'klē-əs, -nyōō'-)
n.
The larger of two nuclei present in ciliate protozoans, which controls the nonreproductive functions of the cell.


mac'ro·nu'cle·ar adj.
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