mononuclear

[ mon-uh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər /

adjective

Also mon·o·nu·cle·ate. Cell Biology. having only one nucleus.
Chemistry. (of hydrocarbons) monocyclic.

Origin of mononuclear

First recorded in 1885–90; mono- + nuclear

Pronunciation note

See nuclear.
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British Dictionary definitions for mononuclear

mononuclear

/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈnjuːklɪə) /

adjective

(of a cell) having only one nucleus
another word for monocyclic (def. 1)
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Medicine definitions for mononuclear

mononuclear

[ mŏn′ō-nōōklē-ər ]

adj.

Having only one nucleus.
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