multinucleated

adjective

mul·​ti·​nu·​cle·​at·​ed ˌməl-tē-ˈnü-klē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce multinucleated (audio)
-ˌtī-,
-ˈnyü-
variants or less commonly multinucleate
ˌməl-tē-ˈnü-klē-ət How to pronounce multinucleated (audio)
-ˌtī-,
-ˈnyü-
: having more than two nuclei
a multinucleated macrophage
multinucleated muscle fibers
compare binucleate, uninucleate

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multinucleated was in 1859

Dictionary Entries Near multinucleated

Cite this Entry

“Multinucleated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multinucleated. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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