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nu·cle·o·pro·tein(no͞o′klē-ō-prō′tēn′, -prō′tē-ĭn, nyo͞o′-)
Any of a group of complexes composed of protein and nucleic acid and found in the nuclei and cytoplasm of all living cells, as in chromatin and ribosomes, and in viruses.
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(Biochemistry) a compound within a cell nucleus that consists of a protein bound to a nucleic acid
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nu•cle•o•pro•tein(ˌnu kli oʊˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn, ˌnyu-)
any of the class of conjugated proteins occurring in cells and consisting of a protein combined with a nucleic acid, essential for cell division and reproduction.
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|Noun||1.||nucleoprotein - any of several substances found in the nuclei of all living cells; consists of a protein bound to a nucleic acid|
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
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