anucleate

adjective
anu·​cle·​ate | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ət How to pronounce anucleate (audio) \
variants: or anucleated \ (ˈ)ā-​ˈn(y)ü-​klē-​ˌā-​təd How to pronounce anucleate (audio) \

Definition of anucleate

: lacking a cell nucleus anucleate keratinocytes anucleated red blood cells

First Known Use of anucleate

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anucleate

anucleate from a- entry 2 + nucleate "having a nucleus" (from nucleus + -ate entry 3; anucleated from a- entry 2 + nucleus + -ated)

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The first known use of anucleate was in 1849

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“Anucleate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anucleate. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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anucleate

adjective
anu·​cle·​ate | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ət How to pronounce anucleate (audio) \
variants: or anucleated \ -​klē-​ˌāt-​əd How to pronounce anucleate (audio) \

Medical Definition of anucleate

: lacking a cell nucleus

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