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nucleate

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verb nu·cle·ate \ˈnü-klē-ˌāt, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nucleate

nu·cle·at·ednu·cle·at·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form into a nucleus :  cluster

  3. 2 :  to act as a nucleus for

  4. 3 :  to supply nuclei to

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to form a nucleus

  7. 2 :  to act as a nucleus

  8. 3 :  to begin to form

nu·cle·ation play \ˌnü-klē-ˈā-shən, ˌnyü-\ noun
nu·cle·a·tor play \ˈnü-klē-ˌā-tər, ˈnyü-\ noun


Origin of nucleate

Late Latin nucleatus, past participle of nucleare to become stony, from Latin nucleus


First Known Use: circa 1864


Medical Dictionary

nucleate

play
verb nu·cle·ate \ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of nucleate

nu·cle·at·ednu·cle·at·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to form into a nucleus

  3. 2:  to act as a nucleus for

  4. 3:  to supply nuclei to

  5. intransitive verb

  6. 1:  to form a nucleus

  7. 2:  to act as a nucleus

  8. 3:  to begin to form




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