Definition of Cell nucleus

1. Noun. A part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction.

Exact synonyms: Karyon, Nucleus
Group relationships: Cell
Specialized synonyms: Pronucleus, Subthalamic Nucleus
Terms within: Karyoplasm, Nucleoplasm
Terms within: Nucleole, Nucleolus, Chromatin, Chromatin Granule, Achromatin, Linin, Chromosome
Generic synonyms: Cell Organ, Cell Organelle, Organelle
Derivative terms: Nucleate



Medical Definition of Cell nucleus

1. Within a eukaryotic cell, a membrane-limited body which contains chromosomes and one or more nucleoli (cell nucleolus). The nuclear membrane consists of a double unit-type membrane which is perforated by a number of pores; the outermost membrane is continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum. A cell may contain more than one nucleus. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cell Nucleus

cell junction
cell line
cell line rights
cell lineage
cell lines
cell locomotion
cell marker
cell matrix
cell membrane
cell membrane permeability
cell membranes
cell migration
cell migration inhibition
cell movement
cell nucleolus
cell nucleus (current term)
cell organ
cell organelle
cell phone
cell phone lot
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cell physiology
cell plate
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cell polarity
cell potential
cell proliferation
cell recognition
cell renewal

Literary usage of Cell nucleus

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1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"The large and fully developed cell-nucleus of Lilium candidum is enclosed, not in a pellicle of denser nuclear substance, but in an extremely delicate coat ..."

2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun, Francis Wall Oliver (1902)
"Cell-nucleus.—Chlorophyll-bodies.—Starch.—Crystals. ... The principal feature of the cell-nucleus is that, although the substance ofv which it is composed ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Accordingly we have placed the figure and ^explanation of the typical cell-nucleus in the first place in this article for subsequent reference and ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"In the formation of a new cell or an individual, the cell nucleus and the cytoplasm, ... If, therefore, we look upon the cell nucleus as the formative and ..."

5. The Unity of the Organism, Or, The Organismal Conception of Life by William Emerson Ritter (1919)
"(«) cell nucleus Distinct from Protoplasm But Both Nucleus and Protoplasm Essential to Life of Cell In the first place, it cannot be too strongly emphasized ..."

6. Microscopical Researches Into the Accordance in the Structure and Growth of by Theodor Schwann (1847)
"The observation of the stages of transition, between the characteristic form of the cell-nucleus and these nuclei which so much resemble cells, ..."

7. The Unity of the Organism; Or, The Organismal Conception of Life by William Emerson Ritter (1919)
"(a) cell nucleus Distinct from Protoplasm But Both Nucleus and Protoplasm ... that Schultze did not consider the cell nucleus to be protoplasm in any sense: ..."

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