Meaning of nucleoprotein

nu•cle•o•pro•tein

Pronunciation: (n"klē-u-prō'tēn, -tē-in, ny"-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of the class of conjugated proteins occurring in cells and consisting of a protein combined with a nucleic acid, essential for cell division and reproduction.
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