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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several small, basic proteins most commonly found in association with the DNA in the chromatin of eukaryotes.

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  • noun biochemistry Any of various simple water soluble proteins that are rich in the basic amino acids lysine and arginine and are complexed with DNA in the nucleosomes of eukaryotic chromatin.

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  • noun a simple protein containing mainly basic amino acids; present in cell nuclei in association with nucleic acids

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