pronuclear

1
[proh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]

adjective

advocating the building or use of nuclear power plants.
advocating the building, stockpiling, or use of nuclear weapons.

Nearby words

  1. pronoun,
  2. pronounce,
  3. pronounced,
  4. pronouncement,
  5. pronto,
  6. pronucleus,
  7. pronuke,
  8. pronunciamento,
  9. pronunciation,
  10. pronunciation spelling

Origin of pronuclear

1
First recorded in 1970–75; pro-1 + nuclear

Pronunciation note

See nuclear.

pronuclear

2
[proh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]

adjective Cell Biology.

of or relating to a pronucleus.

Origin of pronuclear

2
First recorded in 1885–90; pronucle(us) + -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for pronuclear

pronuclear

1

adjective

in favour of or supporting the use of nuclear power
Derived Formspronuclearist, noun, adjective

adjective

of or relating to a pronucleus
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