Parent nucleus

(Biol.) a nucleus which, in cell division, divides, and gives rise to two or more daughter nuclei. See Karyokinesis, and Cell division, under Division.

See also: parent

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
MN met the following criteria: a) consist of nuclear material; b) they are completely separated from the parent nucleus; c) they are small in size having less than 1/3 of the diameter of the parent nucleus; d) they are smooth, oval-or round shaped; e) they are on the same plane of focus; f) they are of the same color, texture and refraction as the main nucleus.
They are bound dynamically by the centrifugal barrier between the atoms, which make it spin around its parent nucleus for a tad bit longer than necessary.
The orbits of a nucleon and its respective parent nucleus about their common center of mass are simulated in an effort to provide a pedagogical approach to the understanding of the structure of atomic nuclei.
We have thus developed a simulation of the nucleon and its parent nucleus orbiting their common center of mass.