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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nucleolus, nucleolenoun

    a small round body of protein in a cell nucleus; such organelles contain RNA and are involved in protein synthesis


  1. nucleole

    The nucleolus (, plural: nucleoli ) is the largest structure in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells. It is best known as the site of ribosome biogenesis, which is the synthesis of ribosomes. The nucleolus also participates in the formation of signal recognition particles and plays a role in the cell's response to stress. Nucleoli are made of proteins, DNA and RNA, and form around specific chromosomal regions called nucleolar organizing regions. Malfunction of nucleoli can be the cause of several human conditions called "nucleolopathies" and the nucleolus is being investigated as a target for cancer chemotherapy.


  1. nucleole

    The nucleolus is a small, round cellular structure located within the nucleus of a cell, primarily involved in the production of ribosomes, which are important for protein synthesis. It is composed of protein and RNA and is not surrounded by a membrane. The size and shape of the nucleolus can vary depending on the cell's activity level and the stage in its cycle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nucleolenoun

    the nucleus within a nucleus; nucleolus

  2. Etymology: [See Nucleolus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nucleole in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nucleole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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