nucleated

adjective

nu·​cle·​at·​ed ˈnü-klē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce nucleated (audio)
ˈnyü-
variants or nucleate
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 All humans, and other creatures with nucleated cells, descended from LECA, but Nettersheim says Protosterol Biota stand as even earlier figures in the human lineage. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 8 June 2023 Complex organisms, distinguished by nucleated cells, collectively belong to Eukarya. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2015 Additionally, this second wave is a hybrid population, which emerged out of the synthesis of the nucleated first wave and the hunter-gatherer substrate. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 24 Apr. 2013 This dichotomy between nucleated and nonnucleated life became fundamental to biology. Quanta Magazine, 25 Nov. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Latin nucleatus, from nucleus kernel

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nucleated was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Nucleated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nucleated. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

nucleated

adjective
nu·​cle·​at·​ed ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌāt-əd How to pronounce nucleated (audio)
variants or nucleate
: having a nucleus or nuclei
nucleated cells
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