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NUCLEOLUS (nucleoli)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does nucleolus mean? 

NUCLEOLUS (noun)
  The noun NUCLEOLUS has 1 sense:

1. a small round body of protein in a cell nucleus; such organelles contain RNA and are involved in protein synthesis

  Familiarity information: NUCLEOLUS used as a noun is very rare.


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NUCLEOLUS (noun)


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Meaning:

A small round body of protein in a cell nucleus; such organelles contain RNA and are involved in protein synthesis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

nucleole; nucleolus

Hypernyms ("nucleolus" is a kind of...):

cell organ; cell organelle; organelle (a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ)

Holonyms ("nucleolus" is a part of...):

cell nucleus; karyon; nucleus (a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction)


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