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Definition: 'Nickel'

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nickel (Ni)

Type: Term

Pronunciation: nik′ĕl

Definitions:
1. A metallic bioelement, atomic no. 28, atomic wt. 58.6934, closely resembling cobalt and often associated with it. Protects ribosome structure against heat denaturation. A deficiency of nickel causes changes in the ultrastructure of the liver. It is a cofactor in various henzymes (urease).



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