American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Medicine To remove (a tumor or eye, for example) whole from an enveloping cover or sac.
- v. Biology To remove the nucleus of.
- v. Archaic To explain; elucidate.
- adj. Biology Lacking a nucleus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To remove (a body, as a kernel, seed, tumor, the eyeball, etc.) from its cover, case, capsule, or other envelop.
- Figuratively, to lay open; disclose; explain; manifest.
- Having no nucleus.
- In cytology, to deprive (the cell) of its nucleus; to denucleate.
- v. transitive, biology To remove the nucleus from (a cell).
- v. transitive, medicine To remove; especially, to remove or gouge out (an eyeball or tumor).
- v. intransitive, medicine To remove something; especially, to remove an eyeball or tumor.
- n. biology A cell which has been enucleated
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To bring or peel out, as a kernel from its enveloping husks its enveloping husks or shell.
- v. (Med.) To remove without cutting (as a tumor).
- v. To bring to light; to make clear.
- v. remove the nucleus from (a cell)
- v. remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover
- From e- + nucleus + -ate (Wiktionary)
- Latin ēnucleāre, ēnucleāt-, to take out the kernel : ē-, ex-, ex- + nucleus, kernel; see nucleus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The primary methods of treatment are to sear the tumor with high doses of gamma radiation or to enucleate the eye surgically, leaving behind an empty socket.”
“As is apparent from the brief review given above, the relationship between genome size and erythrocyte size is detectable in each of the vertebrate classes, even in the uniquely enucleate case of mammals.”
“Some things are worth knowing on their own account; but others, although apparently offering no return for our trouble, should not be neglected, because without them the former cannot be thoroughly mastered [enucleate sciri non possunt].”
“There is mentioned 14.169 the case of a young woman who cut off her right hand and cast it into the fire, and attempted to enucleate her eyes, and also to hold her remaining hand in the fire.”
“There is mentioned the case of a young woman who cut off her right hand and cast it into the fire, and attempted to enucleate her eyes, and also to hold her remaining hand in the fire.”
“The treatment is necessarily operative; cystic tumours may be tapped and injected with iodine, but the more satisfactory procedure, both with the solid and cystic forms, is to incise freely the overlying thyreoid tissue and enucleate the tumour.”
“First, we may try to assume, or tediously enucleate a consensus of religious truth as a basis of will training, e.g.,”
“In the present imperfect state of knowledge it may be impossible to enucleate miracle, however defined, of all mystery.”
“We do not, -- (what need to say?) -- we do not discourage the endeavour to enucleate the deep Christian significancy of passages for which Inspired writers claim such sublime meaning.”
“She said if it were her child, she would just enucleate.”
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