1. verb
a) To remove the nucleus from (a cell).
b) To remove; especially, to remove or gouge out (an eyeball or tumor).
2. noun
A cell which has been enucleated
See Also: anucleate, denucleate, nucleate

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  • Enucleate — E*nu cle*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enucleated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enucleating}.] [L. enucleatus, p. p. of enucleare to enucleate; e out + nucleus kernel.] 1. To bring or peel out, as a kernel from its enveloping husks its enveloping husks or shell …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enucleate — index comment, elucidate, enlighten, exemplify, explain, explicate, exposit, expound, resolve ( …   Law dictionary

  • enucleate — [ē no͞o′klē āt΄, ēnyo͞o′klē āt΄; i no͞o′klē āt΄, inyo͞o′klē āt΄; ] for adj. [, ē no͞o′klēit, ē nyo͞o′ klēit, ē no͞o′klēāt΄, ē nyo͞o′klēāt΄] vt. enucleated, enucleating [< L enucleatus, pp. of enucleare, to remove kernels < e , out + nucleus …   English World dictionary

  • enucleate — To remove entirely; to shell like a nut, as in the removal of an eye from its capsule or a tumor from its compressed surrounding tissue. * * * enu·cle·ate ( )ē n(y)ü klē .āt vt, at·ed; at·ing 1) to deprive of a nucleus 2) to remove without… …   Medical dictionary

  • enucleate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin enucleatus, past participle of enucleare, literally, to remove the kernel from, from e + nucleus kernel more at nucleus Date: 1548 1. archaic explain 2. to deprive of a nucleus 3. to remove without… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enucleate cell — enucleate cell. См. безъядерная клетка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • enucleate — v. [L. ex, out of; nucleus, kernel] 1. To remove an entire organ, etc. 2. To destroy or remove the nucleus of a cell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • enucleate — enucleation, n. v. /i nooh klee ayt , i nyooh /; adj. /i nooh klee it, ayt , i nyooh /, v., enucleated, enucleating, adj. v.t. 1. Biol. to deprive of the nucleus. 2. to remove (a kernel, tumor, eyeball, etc.) from its enveloping cover. 3. Archaic …   Universalium

  • enucleate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Archaic. To make understandable: construe, decipher, explain, explicate, expound, interpret, spell out. Idiom: put into plain English. See EXPLAIN …   English dictionary for students

  • enucleate — e·nu·cle·ate || ɪ njuːklɪeɪt v. remove a nucleus (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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