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nu•cle•oid



Pronunciation: (nOO'klē-oid", nyOO'-), [key] Microbiol.

n.
the central region in a prokaryotic cell, as a bacterium, that contains the chromosomes and that has no surrounding membrane.

adj.
resembling a nucleus.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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