Definition of antinuclear
1 : opposing the use or production of nuclear power
2 : tending to react with cell nuclei or their components (such as DNA) antinuclear antibodies
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SNU’s Joo—the group’s representative—argues that Moon has been bolstering his antinuclear case by making misleading claims about the Fukushima disaster and its consequences.
Corbyn is an old-school British leftist who cut his teeth in the antinuclear protests of the 1980s.
Antinuclear activists claimed victory, while the government dismissed the result and reconfirmed its plan to build a plant here.
A surviving avatar of the antinuclear movement, Hoffman exemplifies the '90s boomer shift from the movement to the market.
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Medical Definition of antinuclear
: being antibodies or autoantibodies that react with components and especially DNA of cell nuclei and that tend to occur frequently in connective tissue diseases (as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögrens syndrome)
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