extranuclear

adjective

ex·​tra·​nu·​cle·​ar ˌek-strə-ˈnü-klē-ər How to pronounce extranuclear (audio)
-ˈnyü-,
nonstandard
-kyə-lər How to pronounce extranuclear (audio)
1
: situated in or affecting the parts of a cell external to the nucleus : cytoplasmic
2
: situated outside the nucleus of an atom

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of extranuclear was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Extranuclear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extranuclear. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

extranuclear

adjective
ex·​tra·​nu·​cle·​ar ˌek-strə-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ər How to pronounce extranuclear (audio)
: situated in or affecting the parts of a cell external to the nucleus : cytoplasmic
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