polynuclear

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adjective poly·nu·cle·ar \ˌpä-lē-ˈnü-klē-ər, -ˈnyü-, ÷-kyə-lər\

Definition of polynuclear

  1. :  chemically polycyclic especially with respect to the benzene ring —used chiefly of aromatic hydrocarbons that are important as pollutants and possibly as carcinogens

Origin and Etymology of polynuclear

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1908


Medical Dictionary

polynuclear

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adjective poly·nu·cle·ar \ˌpäl-i-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ər\

Medical Definition of polynuclear

  1. :  chemically polycyclic especially with respect to the benzene ring


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