pronuclear

adjective (1)
pro·​nu·​clear | \ (ˌ)prō-ˈnü-klē-ər How to pronounce pronuclear (audio) , -ˈnyü-, nonstandard -kyə-lər How to pronounce pronuclear (audio) \

Definition of pronuclear

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or resembling a pronucleus

pronuclear

adjective (2)

Definition of pronuclear (Entry 2 of 2)

: advocating the use of nuclear-powered generating stations

First Known Use of pronuclear

Adjective (1)

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pronuclear

Adjective (1)

pronucleus

Adjective (2)

pro- entry 2 + nuclear

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The first known use of pronuclear was circa 1889

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“Pronuclear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pronuclear. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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pronuclear

adjective
pro·​nu·​clear | \ (ˈ)prō-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ər How to pronounce pronuclear (audio) \

Medical Definition of pronuclear

: of, relating to, or resembling a pronucleus

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