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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A phosphorized complex which is split off and thrown down at a certain stage in the process of digesting nucleoalbumins with pepsin and hydrochloric acid. It subsequently becomes dissolved. Chittenden's dyspeptone, obtained from casein, is probably a paranuclein. Unlike the true nucleins the paranucleins do not yield xanthin bases on decomposition. Also called pseudonuclein.
  • n. In cytology, the pyrenin of Schwarz; the substance of plasmosomes, or true nucleoli: said to consist of compounds of albumin and paranucleic acid.

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