Medical Definition of Nucleosome
Nucleosome: A structure that is responsible in part for the compactness of a chromosome. Each nucleosome consists of a sequence of DNA wrapped around a core of histone, which is a type of protein.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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