- (verb) IPA(key): /ɪˈnukliˌeɪt/, /ɪˈnjukliˌeɪt/
- (adjective) IPA(key): /ɪˈnukliɪt/, /ɪˈnjukliɪt/, /ɪˈnukliˌeɪt/, /ɪˈnjukliˌeɪt/
- Rhymes: -ɛt, -eɪt
- (transitive, biology) To remove the nucleus from (a cell).
- (transitive, medicine) To remove without cutting into it; especially, to remove or gouge out (an eyeball or tumor).
- (archaic) explain
remove the nucleus
enucleate (not comparable)
- Enucleated, having no nucleus.
enucleate (plural enucleates)
- (biology) A cell which has been enucleated
1973, D.M. Prescott & J.B. Kirkpatrick, “Mass Enucleation of Captured Animal Cells”, in David M. Prescott, editors, Methods in Cell Biology, Volume VII, ↑ISBN, page 197:
- By 12 hours after enucleation, the rate of incorporation of 3H-labeled amino acids is severely reduced, and by 18 hours many enucleates no longer show detectable incorporation.