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.

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

pronuclear

2

adjective

of or relating to a pronucleus
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