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.
- e·nu·cle·a·tion [ih-noo-klee-ey-shuhn, -nyoo-] /ɪˌnu kliˈeɪ ʃən, -ˌnyu-/ noun
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How to use enucleate in a sentence
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.
It requireth much discernment and much time to enucleate and bring into light their abstruse wisdom and gravely featured virtues.Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare | Walter Savage Landor
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
Associated words: enucleate, enucleation, exacinate, exacination.Putnam's Word Book | Louis A. Flemming
British Dictionary definitions for enucleate
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
- enucleation, noun
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