nucleate

verb nu·cle·ate \ ˈnü-klē-ˌāt , ˈnyü- \

Definition of nucleate

nucleated; nucleating
transitive verb
1 :to form into a nucleus :cluster
2 :to act as a nucleus for
3 :to supply nuclei to
intransitive verb
1 :to form a nucleus
2 :to act as a nucleus
3 :to begin to form

nucleation

play \ˌnü-klē-ˈā-shən, ˌnyü-\ noun

nucleator

play \ˈnü-klē-ˌā-tər, ˈnyü-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of nucleate

Late Latin nucleatus, past participle of nucleare to become stony, from Latin nucleus


Medical Dictionary

nucleate

verb nu·cle·ate \ ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌāt \

medical Definition of nucleate

nucleated; nucleating
transitive verb
1 :to form into a nucleus
2 :to act as a nucleus for
3 :to supply nuclei to
intransitive verb
1 :to form a nucleus
2 :to act as a nucleus
3 :to begin to form

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