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) \

Definition of extranuclear

1 : situated in or affecting the parts of a cell external to the nucleus : cytoplasmic
2 : situated outside the nucleus of an atom

First Known Use of extranuclear

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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extranuclear

adjective
ex·​tra·​nu·​cle·​ar | \ ˌek-strə-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ər How to pronounce extranuclear (audio) \

Medical Definition of extranuclear

: situated in or affecting the parts of a cell external to the nucleus : cytoplasmic

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