Perinuclear space

Definition

noun

The space or gap between the inner and outer membranes surrounding the nucleus


Supplement

The perinucluear space of most cells is 20-40nm wide. Since the endoplasmic reticulum is contiguous to nuclear membrane the endoplasmic reticulum lumen is therefore contiguous to perinuclear space as well.


Word origin: peri- (surrounding) + nuclear (nucleus) + space

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