from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The filamentous, achromatic material in the nucleus of a cell that interconnects chromatin granules.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The crystallizable bitter principle of Linum catharticum, or purging-flax.
- n. The substance which forms the reticulum of the nucleus and incloses the chromatin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an obsolete term for the network of viscous material in the cell nucleus on which the chromatin granules were thought to be suspended
Latin līnum, thread; see librevema.gifno- in Indo-European roots + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)