Meaning of histone

his•tone

Pronunciation: (his'tōn), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of a group of five small basic proteins, occurring in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells, that organize DNA strands into nucleosomes by forming molecular complexes around which the DNA winds.
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