nucleate

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verb nu·cle·ate \ˈnü-klē-ˌāt, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nucleate

nucleated

;

nucleating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form into a nucleus :  cluster

  3. 2 :  to act as a nucleus for

  4. 3 :  to supply nuclei to

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to form a nucleus

  7. 2 :  to act as a nucleus

  8. 3 :  to begin to form

nucleation

play \ˌnü-klē-ˈā-shən, ˌnyü-\ noun

nucleator

play \ˈnü-klē-ˌā-tər, ˈnyü-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of nucleate

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


First Known Use: 1856


Medical Dictionary

nucleate

play
verb nu·cle·ate \ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of nucleate

nucleated

;

nucleating

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to form into a nucleus

  4. 2:  to act as a nucleus for

  5. 3:  to supply nuclei to

  6. 1

  7. intransitive verb

  8. :  to form a nucleus

  9. 2:  to act as a nucleus

  10. 3:  to begin to form


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