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Definition of nuclei. Meaning of nuclei. Synonyms of nuclei

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Definition of nuclei

Nucleus Nu"cle*us, n.; pl. E. Nucleuses, L. Nuclei. [L., a kernel, dim. fr. nux, nucis, nut. Cf. Newel post.] 1. A kernel; hence, a central mass or point about which matter is gathered, or to which accretion is made; the central or material portion; -- used both literally and figuratively. It must contain within itself a nucleus of truth. --I. Taylor. 2. (Astron.) The body or the head of a comet. 3. (Bot.) (a) An incipient ovule of soft cellular tissue. (b) A whole seed, as contained within the seed coats. 4. (Biol.) A body, usually spheroidal, in a cell or a protozoan, distinguished from the surrounding protoplasm by a difference in refrangibility and in behavior towards chemical reagents. It is more or less protoplasmic, and consists of a clear fluid (achromatin) through which extends a network of fibers (chromatin) in which may be suspended a second rounded body, the nucleolus (see Nucleoplasm). See Cell division, under Division.

Meaning of nuclei from wikipedia

- the raphe nuclei (gr****: ῥαφή 'seam') are a moderate-size cluster of nuclei found in the brain stem. their main function is to release serotonin to the
- the vestibular nuclei are the cranial nuclei for the vestibular nerve. in terminologia anatomica they are grouped in both the pons and the medulla in
- the anterior nuclei of thalamus (or anterior nuclear group) are a collection of nuclei at the rostral end of the dorsal thalamus. they comprise the anteromedial
- the cerebellum has four deep cerebellar nuclei embedded in the white matter in its center. these nuclei receive inhibitory (gabaergic) inputs from purkinje
- nucleus (pl: nuclei) is a latin word for the seed inside a fruit. it may refer to: atomic nucleus, the very dense central region of an atom cell nucleus
- the pulvinar nuclei or nuclei of the pulvinar (nuclei pulvinares) are the nuclei (cell bodies of neurons) located in the thalamus (a part of the vertebrate
- the pontine nuclei (or griseum pontis) are a part of the pons involved in motor activity. corticopontine fibres carry information from the primary motor
- from the cranial nerves form a synapse first at these nuclei. lesions occurring at these nuclei can lead to effects resembling those seen by the severing