- Biology. to deprive of the nucleus.
- to remove (a kernel, tumor, eyeball, etc.) from its enveloping cover.
- Archaic. to bring out; disclose; explain.
- having no nucleus.
Origin of enucleate
Related Words for enucleateexpound, elucidate, amplify, untangle, exemplify, delineate, explain, express, clarify, explicate, illustrate, develop, dilate, expatiate, unfold, demonstrate, construe, interpret, enucleate, comment
Examples from the Web for enucleate
Historical Examples of enucleate
Associated words: enucleate, enucleation, exacinate, exacination.
Associated words: scleroid, enucleate, enucleation, inenucleable.
In the present imperfect state of knowledge it may be impossible to enucleate miracle, however defined, of all mystery.Miracles and Supernatural Religion
James Morris Whiton
I suspect that this error must at first have arisen from some confusion between to eliminate and to enucleate.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive
John Stuart Mill
Under these circumstances it is better to leave it alone, or, if it be causing signs of irritation, to enucleate the eye.
- biology to remove the nucleus from (a cell)
- surgery to remove (a tumour or other structure) from its capsule without rupturing it
- archaic to explain or disclose
- (of cells) deprived of their nuclei
Word Origin for enucleate
- To remove something, such as a tumor or an eye, whole and without rupture from an enveloping cover or sac.
- To remove the nucleus of a cell.
- Lacking a nucleus.