polynuclear

[ pol-ee-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər /

adjective

having many nuclei.
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- + nuclear

Pronunciation note

See nuclear.
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British Dictionary definitions for polynuclear

polynuclear

polynucleate

/ (ˌpɒlɪˈnjuːklɪə) /

adjective

having many nuclei; multinuclear
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Medicine definitions for polynuclear

polynuclear

[ pŏl′ē-nōōklē-ər ]

adj.

Multinuclear.
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