polynuclear

adjective
poly·​nu·​cle·​ar | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈnü-klē-ər How to pronounce polynuclear (audio) , -ˈnyü-, nonstandard -kyə-lər \

Definition of polynuclear

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

First Known Use of polynuclear

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polynuclear was in 1908

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“Polynuclear.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polynuclear. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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polynuclear

adjective
poly·​nu·​cle·​ar | \ ˌpäl-i-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ər How to pronounce polynuclear (audio) \

Medical Definition of polynuclear

: chemically polycyclic especially with respect to the benzene ring

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