nucle-, nucleo-, nuc- +
(Latin: nut, kernel of a nut; stone of a fruit; central part of a cell)
2. A specific viral infection with the Epstein-Barr virus in which there is an increase of white blood cells that are mononuclear (with a single nucleus).
"Mono" and "kissing disease" are popular terms for this very common illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV); however, by the time most people reach adulthood, an antibody against EBV can be detected in their blood meaning they have been infected with EBV.
The illness is less severe in young children and the infection can be spread by saliva. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands.
"Mono" can cause liver inflammation (hepatitis) and spleen enlargement. Vigorous contact sports should be avoided to prevent spleen rupture.
Since mono is caused by a virus and not bacteria, antibiotics are of no benefit; therefore, treatment is directed at relieving the symptoms, which may persist for one to two months.
2. Pertaining to or affecting structures between nuclei, as internuclear ophthalmoplegia.
3. Between the nuclear layers of the retina.
2. Within the nucleus of a cell; as, the intranuclear network of fibrils, seen in the first stages of karyokinesis (series of active changes that take place in the nucleus of a living cell in the process of division).
2. An organic compound with a molecular structure containing only one ring of atoms.
2. A viral infection marked by extreme fatigue, high fever, and swollen lymph nodes, caused by an unusually high number of monocytes.
3. An acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; however, some believe it can be transmitted by kissing.
2. A reference to or constituting the nucleus of a cell.
3. Constituting or like a nucleus: "Annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis."
4. Deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy.
2. To act as a nucleus for.
3. To provide a nucleus for or to form a nucleus.
2. The formation of mineral crystals from a melt, often around a core of solid material.
3. The formation of cell nuclei.
2. A decomposition product of nucleoprotein intermediate between native nucleoprotein and nucleic acid.
It is a colorless, amorphous compound, soluble in dilute alkalis, but insoluble in dilute acids. The nucleins consist of nucleic acid and bases which vary in the different nucleins.
2. The genome plus the protein coat of a virus.
The nucleic acid (RNA or DNA) of the virus is its genome. The protein coat is its capsid (which is protein coat of a virus).