Micronucleus



[mahy-kroh-noo-klee-uh s, -nyoo-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈnu kli əs, -ˈnyu-/

noun, plural micronuclei
[mahy-kroh-noo-klee-ahy, -nyoo-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈnu kliˌaɪ, -ˈnyu-/ (Show IPA). Biology.
1.
the smaller of the two types of occurring in ciliate protozoans.
/ˌmaɪkrəʊˈnjuːklɪəs/
noun (pl) -clei (-klɪˌaɪ), -cleuses
1.
the smaller of two nuclei in ciliated protozoans, involved in reproduction Compare macronucleus

micronucleus mi·cro·nu·cle·us (mī’krō-nōō’klē-əs, -nyōō’-)
n.

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