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enucleation

[ ih-noo-klee-ey-shuhn -nyoo- ]
/ ɪˌnu kliˈeɪ ʃən -ˌnyu- /
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Biology. removal or elimination of the nucleus of a cell:Immature oocytes were obtained from hormone-stimulated goats and matured for 22 hours before enucleation.
Surgery. removal of an enclosed mass or body, such as a cyst, eyeball, or tumor, while leaving it whole:Enucleation of the cyst, along with removal of the tooth, is the treatment of choice.In some cases the surgeon may have to remove the eye, a procedure called enucleation.
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