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[ek-struh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
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adjective Cell Biology.
  1. pertaining to or affecting the parts of a cell outside the nucleus.
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Origin of extranuclear

First recorded in 1885–90; extra- + nuclear

Pronunciation note

See nuclear.
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British Dictionary definitions for extranuclear


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