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Medical Term:

nuclear envelope


the double membrane at the boundary of the nucleoplasm; it has regularly spaced pores covered by a disclike nuclear pore complex and a space or cisterna about 150 ? wide between the two membranes; the outer membrane is continuous at intervals with the rough endoplasmic reticulum.

Synonym(s): caryotheca, karyotheca, nuclear membrane

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