enucleate

verb enu·cle·ate \ (ˌ)ē-ˈnü-klē-ˌāt , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of enucleate

enucleated; enucleating
transitive verb
1 archaic :explain
2 :to deprive of a nucleus
3 :to remove without cutting into
  • enucleate a tumor
  • enucleate the eyeball

enucleation

play \(ˌ)ē-ˌn(y)ü-klē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of enucleate

Latin enucleatus, past participle of enucleare, literally, to remove the kernel from, from e- + nucleus kernel — more at nucleus


Medical Dictionary

1

enucleate

transitive verb enu·cle·ate \ (ˈ)ē-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌāt \

medical Definition of enucleate

enucleated; enucleating
1 :to deprive of a nucleus
2 :to remove without cutting into
  • enucleate a tumor
  • enucleate the eyeball

enucleation

play \(ˌ)ē-ˌn(y)ü-klē-ˈā-shən\ noun

enucleator

play \(ˈ)ē-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌāt-ər\ noun

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enucleate

adjective enu·cle·ate \ -klē-ət, -ˌāt \

medical Definition of enucleate

:lacking a nucleus
  • enucleate cells

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