[mon-uh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
- Also mon·o·nu·cle·ate. Cell Biology. having only one nucleus.
- Chemistry. (of hydrocarbons) monocyclic.
Origin of mononuclear
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Examples from the Web for mononuclear
It is especially important that the mononuclear and the leucocytes associated with them, undergo no increase.
In contradistinction to the polynuclear neutrophil elements, these mononuclear forms shew no amœboid movement on the warm stage.
The bone-marrow forms which are free from granules consist mostly of mononuclear cells of different type.
The mononuclear and transitional forms of the neutrophil group, do not under normal circumstances pass over into the blood-stream.
We begin with the discussion of the mononuclear neutrophil cells, Ehrlich's "myelocytes."
- (of a cell) having only one nucleus
- another word for monocyclic (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for mononuclear
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- Having only one nucleus.
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