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pronuclear1

[proh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /proʊˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/
adjective
1.
advocating the building or use of nuclear power plants.
2.
advocating the building, stockpiling, or use of nuclear weapons.
Origin of pronuclear1
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; pro-1 + nuclear
Pronunciation note
See nuclear.

pronuclear2

[proh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /proʊˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/
adjective, Cell Biology.
1.
of or relating to a pronucleus.
Origin
First recorded in 1885-90; pronucle(us) + -ar1
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British Dictionary definitions for pronuclear

pronuclear1

/ˌprəʊˈnjuːklɪə/
adjective
1.
in favour of or supporting the use of nuclear power
Derived Forms
pronuclearist, noun, adjective

pronuclear2

/ˌprəʊˈnjuːklɪə/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a pronucleus
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