macronuclear


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Related to macronuclear: endomixis, macronuclei, Meganucleus

mac·ro·nu·cle·us

 (măk′rō-no͞o′klē-əs, -nyo͞o′-)
n. pl. mac·ro·nu·cle·i (-klē-ī′)
The larger of two nuclei present in ciliate protozoans, which controls nonreproductive functions of the cell, such as metabolism.

mac′ro·nu′cle·ar adj.

macronuclear

(ˌmækrəʊˈnjuːklɪə)
adj
(Chemistry) relating to or resembling a macronucleus
References in periodicals archive ?
Rare freshwater ciliate Paramecium chlorelligerum Kahl, 1935 and its macronuclear symbiotic bacterium "Candidatus Holospora parva" Olivia Lanzoni.
"Differential Staining of Apoptotic Nuclei in Living Cells: Application to Macronuclear Elimination in Tetrahymena" Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry.