pronuclear

1
[ proh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler ]
/ proʊˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər /

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.

Definition for pronuclear (2 of 2)

pronuclear

2
[ proh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler ]
/ proʊˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər /

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 (1 of 2)

pronuclear

1
/ (ˌprəʊˈnjuːklɪə) /

adjective

in favour of or supporting the use of nuclear power

Derived Forms

pronuclearist, noun, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for pronuclear (2 of 2)

pronuclear

2
/ (ˌprəʊˈnjuːklɪə) /

adjective

of or relating to a pronucleus
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