nu·​cle·​at·​ed | \ ˈnü-klē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce nucleated (audio) , ˈnyü- \
variants: or nucleate \ ˈnü-​klē-​ət How to pronounce nucleated (audio) , ˈnyü-​ \

Definition of nucleated

1 : having a nucleus or nuclei nucleated cells
2 usually nucleate : originating or occurring at nuclei nucleate boiling

Examples of nucleated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This dichotomy between nucleated and nonnucleated life became fundamental to biology. Quanta Magazine, "Did Viruses Create the Nucleus? The Answer May Be Near.," 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of nucleated

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nucleated

Latin nucleatus, from nucleus kernel

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The first known use of nucleated was in 1845

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13 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Nucleated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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nu·​cle·​at·​ed | \ ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌāt-əd How to pronounce nucleated (audio) \
variants: or nucleate \ -​klē-​ət How to pronounce nucleated (audio) \

Medical Definition of nucleated

: having a nucleus or nuclei nucleated cells

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