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noun, plural: nucleoli

The round granular structure within the nucleus of a cell, and composed of protein and RNA.


Nucleolus is involved with ribosomal RNA synthesis and formation of ribosomes in eukaryotes.

Word origin: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of nucleus, kernel.

Related forms: nucleolar (adjective).

See also: nucleus.

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