nucleic-acid probe n.
A nucleic-acid fragment that is complementary to another nucleic-acid sequence and thus, when labeled in some manner, as with a radioisotope, can be used to identify complementary segments present in the nucleic acid sequences of various microorganisms.
nucleiform nu·cle·i·form (nōō’klē-ə-fôrm’, nyōō’-, nōō-klē’ə-, nyōō-) adj. Shaped like or resembling a nucleus.
/ˈnjuːklɪɪn/ noun 1. any of a group of proteins, containing phosphorus, that occur in the nuclei of living cells nuclein nu·cle·in (nōō’klē-ĭn, nyōō’-) n. Any of the substances present in the nucleus of a cell, consisting chiefly of proteins, phosphoric acids, and nucleic acids.
- Nuclei nervi vestibulocochlearis
nuclei nervi vestibulocochlearis nuclei ner·vi ves·tib·u·lo·coch·le·ar·is (nûr’vī vě-stĭb’yə-lō-kŏk’lē-âr’ĭs) pl.n. The combined cochlear and vestibular nuclei.
- Nuclei of origin
nuclei of origin pl.n. Collections of motor neurons forming a column continuous in the spinal cord but discontinuous in the medulla and pons and giving origin to the spinal and cranial motor nerves. Also called motor nuclei.