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[noo-klee-oid, nyoo-] /ˈnu kliˌɔɪd, ˈnyu-/ Microbiology

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

nucleoid nu·cle·oid (nōō’klē-oid’, nyōō’-)

Resembling a nucleolus.


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