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NucleusNucleus envelopeMembraneEndomembrane systemNucleus membraneNucleus outer membrane

Definition

The outer membrane of the nucleus is the membrane facing the cytoplasm. In mammals, the outer nuclear membrane is continuous in many places with the rough endoplasmic reticulum and is dotted with ribosomes.

Synonyms

Nuclear outer membrane
Outer nuclear membrane

Category

› Cellular component

GOi

nuclear outer membrane [ GO:0005640 ]