[pol-ee-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
Also pol·y·nu·cle·ate [pol-ee-noo-klee-it, -eyt, -nyoo-] /ˌpɒl iˈnu kli ɪt, -ˌeɪt, -ˈnyu-/
Origin of polynuclear
First recorded in 1875–80; poly-
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Examples from the Web for polynuclear
Historical Examples of polynuclear
The diminution is chiefly at the expense of the polynuclear cells.
The number of polynuclear leucocytes in the blood of the healthy adult amounts to about 70-72%, of the total white corpuscles.
We cannot regard the perinuclear green granules, described by Neusser in the polynuclear cells, as pre-existing.
In triacid preparations the granulation is unstained, and the mast cells appear as clear, polynuclear cells, free from granules.
In contradistinction to the polynuclear neutrophil elements, these mononuclear forms shew no amœboid movement on the warm stage.
British Dictionary definitions for polynuclear
having many nuclei; multinuclear
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