Definition of Micronuclei

1. Noun. (plural of micronucleus) ¹



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Definition of Micronuclei

1. micronucleus [n] - See also: micronucleus

Medical Definition of Micronuclei

1. Nuclei, separate from and additional to the main nucleus of a cell, produced during the telophase of mitosis or meiosis by lagging chromosomes or chromosome fragments derived from spontaneous or experimentally induced chromosomal structural changes. This concept also includes the smaller, reproductive nuclei found in multinucleate protozoans. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Micronuclei

micronization
micronize
micronized
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micronizing
micronodular
micronodule
micronodules
micronometer
micronometers
micronozzle
micronozzles
microns
micronuclear
micronucleated
micronuclei (current term)
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microohm
microohms
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microoperation
microoperations

Literary usage of Micronuclei

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1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
"... TO THE NUMBER OF micronuclei AND THE OCCURRENCE OF UNINUCLEATE CELLS. ... he observed an increase in the number of micronuclei in the regenerated ..."

2. A Textbook of General Embryology by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"In each cell the micronucleus divides and the daughter micronuclei immediately ... D. Degeneration of three of the micronuclei; the fourth, or permanent ..."

3. Outlines of Evolutionary Biology by Arthur Dendy (1912)
"They are therefore known respectively as the stationary (st.) and the migratory (mig.) micronuclei. In this way the migratory micronuclei of the two ..."

4. Biological Studies by the Pupils of William Thompson Sedgwick: Published in (1906)
"Four micronuclei can be seen to the right of the macronucleus, and, in addition, ... The micronuclei are precociously divided for the fourth generation. ..."

5. A Contribution to the Morphology and Biology of the Stentors by Herbert Parlin Johnson (1893)
"The number of micronuclei in Stentor is larger than in any ... In serial sections of a Blue Stentor in which the micronuclei were unusually distinct, ..."

6. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1903)
"The number of micronuclei in the individual varies considerably. ... Maupas, for example, found three micronuclei in some individuals of ..."

7. Foundations of Biology by Lorande Loss Woodruff (1922)
"The migratory micronuclei are exchanged by the ... and fuse with the respective stationary micronuclei to form the ..."

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