Definition of Nucleoid

1. Noun. (microbiology) The irregularly-shaped region within a prokaryote cell where the genetic material is localized ¹



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Definition of Nucleoid

1. the DNA-containing area of certain cells [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nucleoid

1. Region of cell in a bacterium that contains the DNA. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nucleoid

nucleocosmochronology
nucleocytoplasmic
nucleocytoplasmic transport
nucleofected
nucleofecting
nucleofection
nucleofections
nucleofector
nucleofilaments
nucleofugal
nucleofugality
nucleofuge
nucleofuges
nucleogenic
nucleohistone
nucleoid (current term)
nucleoid region
nucleoidioplasma
nucleoids
nucleolar
nucleolar-nuclear ratio
nucleolar chromosome
nucleolar organiser
nucleolar organizer
nucleolar zone
nucleolated
nucleole
nucleoles
nucleoli
nucleoliform

Literary usage of Nucleoid

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1. Clinical Diagnosis: A Text-book of Clinical Microscopy and Clinical by Charles Phillips Emerson (1908)
"The question of the nucleoid is in dispute, some considering it to be related to the ... The word " nucleoid" has a variety of meanings in the writings ..."

2. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1906)
"The tuberculate appearance presented by some of the cells is due to the numbers and size of the nucleoid bodies present in them, which in association form a ..."

3. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt (1852)
"... processes on the surface of the Sun, the opening extends simultaneously through both the luminous and the cloudy envelopes, a nucleoid spot will appear ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Particles consist of a densely-staining nucleoid surrounded by an inner and outer membrane. The overall diameter of these particles is approximately 1050 A° ..."

5. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1896)
"A considerable proportion of the nucleoid bodies that during the embryonic condition were scattered through the protoplasm of the ..."

6. The Microscopic Anatomy of the Human Body, in Health and Disease by Arthur Hill Hassall, Henry Vanarsdale (1852)
"Thus with respect to the nucleoid bodies in the cells of the pig produced by pressure, their formation might be explained as ..."

7. Transactions of the Pathological Society of London by Pathological Society of London (1893)
"Large cell with two bodies, in one of which the contents are large and somewhat granular, in the other less granular and nucleoid in character. Fla. 6. ..."

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