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pronuclear1

[proh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
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adjective
  1. advocating the building or use of nuclear power plants.
  2. advocating the building, stockpiling, or use of nuclear weapons.
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Origin of pronuclear1

First recorded in 1970–75; pro-1 + nuclear

Pronunciation note

See nuclear.

pronuclear2

[proh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
adjective Cell Biology.
  1. of or relating to a pronucleus.
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Origin of pronuclear2

First recorded in 1885–90; pronucle(us) + -ar1
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British Dictionary definitions for pronuclear

pronuclear1

adjective
  1. in favour of or supporting the use of nuclear power
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Derived Formspronuclearist, noun, adjective

pronuclear2

adjective
  1. of or relating to a pronucleus
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