from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Medicine To remove (a tumor or eye, for example) whole from an enveloping cover or sac.
- transitive v. Biology To remove the nucleus of.
- transitive v. Archaic To explain; elucidate.
- adj. Biology Lacking a nucleus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove the nucleus from (a cell).
- v. To remove; especially, to remove or gouge out (an eyeball or tumor).
- v. To remove something; especially, to remove an eyeball or tumor.
- n. A cell which has been enucleated
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bring or peel out, as a kernel from its enveloping husks its enveloping husks or shell.
- transitive v. To remove without cutting (as a tumor).
- transitive v. To bring to light; to make clear.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remove the nucleus from (a cell)
- v. remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover
Latin ēnucleāre, ēnucleāt-, to take out the kernel : ē-, ex-, ex- + nucleus, kernel; see nucleus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From e- + nucleus + -ate (Wiktionary)