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Meaning of nucleosome

nu•cle•o•some

Pronunciation: (n'klē-u-sōm", ny'-), [key]
— n. Cell Biol.
  1. any of the repeating subunits of chromatin occurring at intervals along a strand of DNA, consisting of DNA coiled around histone.
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