verb (used with object), e·nu·cle·at·ed, e·nu·cle·at·ing.
Origin of enucleate
Examples from the Web for enucleation
The advantage of this operation over the other substitutes for simple enucleation is that it can be used after any enucleation.
When the enucleation is completed the walls of the capsule are carefully examined for oozing vessels which require ligature.
Associated words: enucleate, enucleation, exacinate, exacination.
The method is termed ‘enucleation’,43 and where it fails the extubator must be used.
Associated words: scleroid, enucleate, enucleation, inenucleable.
verb (ɪˈnjuːklɪˌeɪt) (tr)
adjective (ɪˈnjuːklɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
Word Origin for enucleate
1640s, from verb enucleate (1540s), from Latin enucleatus "pure, clean," past participle of enucleare "to lay open, explain in detail," literally "to remove the kernel of" (see ex- + nucleus). Mostly figurative in Latin (the notion is of getting at the "core" of some matter); until mid-19c. advances in science and medicine, usually figurative in English.