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nu′clear mem′brane(n.)

  1. the double membrane surrounding the nucleus within a cell. Also called nu′clear en′velope.

    Category: Histology, Laboratory Biology, Cell Biology

Origin of nuclear membrane:

1885–90

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  1. Nuclear membrane

    A nuclear membrane, also known as the nuclear envelope, nucleolemma or karyotheca, is the double lipid bilayer membrane which surrounds the genetic material and nucleolus in eukaryotic cells. The nuclear membrane consists of two lipid bilayers—the inner nuclear membrane, and the outer nuclear membrane. The space between the membranes is called the perinuclear space, a region contiguous with the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum. It is typically about 20–40 nm wide.

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