nuclein definition

  • noun:
    • some of the substances within the nucleus of a cell, consisting mainly of proteins, phosphoric acids, and nucleic acids.
    • A constituent for the nuclei of most cells, containing necessary protein and nucleic acid. It is a colorless amorphous material, readily dissolvable in alkaline liquids and especially described as its relatively large content of phosphorus. It also contains nitrogen and sulphur.
    • The phosphorized nitrogenous constituent of cell-nuclei.

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