Nucleus (Cell)

Science / Biology / Nucleus (Cell): The largest, most prominent organelle in eukaryotic cells; a round or oval body that is surrounded by the nuclear envelope and contains the genetic information necessary for control of cell structure and function.

Other Words for Nucleus

Nucleus Noun Synonyms: core, heart, centre, kernel, pith, focus, nub
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Pronucleus

Science / Genetics / Pronucleus: The nucleus of a sperm or egg prior to fertilization. MORE

Suprachiasmic Nucleus (SCN)

Science / Biology / Suprachiasmic Nucleus (SCN): A region of the hypothalamus that controls internal cycles of endocrine secretion. MORE

Tube Nucleus

Science / Biology / Tube Nucleus: One of the cells in the male gametophyte in seed plants. The tube nucleus grows through the stigma, style, and into the ovule, clearing the way for the sperm nuclei to enter the embryo sac. MORE

Nucleus (Cell)

Science / Biology / Nucleus (Cell): The largest, most prominent organelle in eukaryotic cells; a round or oval body that is surrounded by the nuclear envelope and contains the genetic information necessary for control of cell structure MORE

Nucleus (Atom)

Science / Biology / Nucleus (Atom): An atoms core; contains protons and one or more neutrons (except hydrogen, which has no neutrons). MORE

Macronucleus

Science / Biology / Macronucleus: In ciliates, the large nucleus that carries up to several hundred copies of the genome and controls metabolism and asexual reproduction. MORE

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