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enucleate

[ verb ih-noo-klee-eyt, ih-nyoo-; adjective ih-noo-klee-it, -eyt, ih-nyoo- ]
/ verb 瑟藞nu kli藢e瑟t, 瑟藞nyu-; adjective 瑟藞nu kli 瑟t, -藢e瑟t, 瑟藞nyu- /
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verb (used with object), e路nu路cle路at路ed, e路nu路cle路at路ing.
Biology. to deprive of the nucleus.
to remove (a kernel, tumor, eyeball, etc.) from its enveloping cover.
Archaic. to bring out; disclose; explain.
adjective
having no nucleus.
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Origin of enucleate

1540鈥50; <Latin 膿nucle膩tus (past participle of 膿nucle膩re to remove the pit from (fruit)), equivalent to 膿-e-1 + nucle(us) nucleus + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM enucleate

e路nu路cle路a路tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for enucleate

enucleate

verb (瑟藞nju藧kl瑟藢e瑟t) (tr)
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
adjective (瑟藞nju藧kl瑟瑟t, -藢e瑟t)
(of cells) deprived of their nuclei

Derived forms of enucleate

enucleation, noun

Word Origin for enucleate

C16: from Latin 膿n奴cle膩re to remove the kernel, from n奴cleus kernel
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Medical definitions for enucleate

enucleate
[ 沫-n艒艒kl膿-膩t鈥 ]

v.
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.
adj.
Lacking a nucleus.

Other words from enucleate

e鈥u鈥瞔le鈥tion n.
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