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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of the repeating subunits of chromatin, consisting of a DNA chain coiled around a core of histones.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the subunits that repeat in chromatin; a coil of DNA surrounding a histone core


nucleo- + -some (Wiktionary)



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