extranuclear

[ ek-struh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler ]
/ ˌɛk strəˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər /

adjective Cell Biology.

pertaining to or affecting the parts of a cell outside the nucleus.

Nearby words

  1. extramundane,
  2. extramural,
  3. extraneous,
  4. extraneously,
  5. extranet,
  6. extraocular muscle,
  7. extraordinaire,
  8. extraordinary,
  9. extraordinary general meeting,
  10. extraordinary jubilee

Origin of extranuclear

First recorded in 1885–90; extra- + nuclear

Pronunciation note

See nuclear.

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British Dictionary definitions for extranuclear

extranuclear

/ (ˌɛkstrəˈnjuːklɪə) /

adjective

biology situated or occurring in part of a cell outside the nucleus
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