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Definition of Nuclei
NucleiNucleus 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
It must contain within itself a nucleus of truth.
2. (Astron.) The body or the head of a comet.
(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.
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