enucleate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin enucleatus, from enucleare "to remove the kernel from", from e- + nucleus "kernel".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (verb) IPA(key): /ɪˈnukliˌeɪt/, /ɪˈnjukliˌeɪt/
  • (adjective) IPA(key): /ɪˈnukliɪt/, /ɪˈnjukliɪt/, /ɪˈnukliˌeɪt/, /ɪˈnjukliˌeɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt, -eɪt

Verb[edit]

enucleate (third-person singular simple present enucleates, present participle enucleating, simple past and past participle enucleated)

  1. (transitive, biology) To remove the nucleus from (a cell).
  2. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (transitive, medicine) To remove without cutting into it; especially, to remove or gouge out (an eyeball or tumor).
  3. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (intransitive, medicine) To remove something without cutting into it; especially, to remove an eyeball or tumor in this way.
  4. (archaic) explain

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Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

enucleate (not comparable)

  1. Enucleated, having no nucleus.

Noun[edit]

enucleate (plural enucleates)

  1. (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[1], ISBN 0125641079, 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.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

enucleate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of enucleare
  2. second-person plural imperative of enucleare
  3. feminine plural of enucleato