adjective anu·cle·o·late \(ˈ)ā-n(y)ü-ˈklē-ə-ˌlāt, -lət, -ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-\

Definition of anucleolate

  1. :  lacking a cell nucleolus These findings were corroborated by the anucleolate mutant, which served as a control, since it lacks ribosomal RNA genes. — Walter J. Gehring, Master Control Genes in Development and Evolution … , 1998

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Origin and Etymology of anucleolate

2a- + nucleol(us) + 3-ate

First Known Use: 1955

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