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polynuclear

[pol-ee-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
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adjective
  1. having many nuclei.
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Also pol·y·nu·cle·ate [pol-ee-noo-klee-it, -eyt, -nyoo-] /ˌpɒl iˈnu kli ɪt, -ˌeɪt, -ˈnyu-/.

Origin of polynuclear

First recorded in 1875–80; poly- + nuclear

Pronunciation note

See nuclear.
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British Dictionary definitions for polynucleate

polynuclear

polynucleate

adjective
  1. having many nuclei; multinuclear
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polynucleate in Medicine

polynuclear

(pŏl′ē-nōōklē-ər)
adj.
  1. Multinuclear.
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