from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The surgical removal of an intact organ, especially of the eye and of cysts and tumors.
  • n. The removal of the nuclear body of a cell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of enucleating; elucidation; exposition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of enucleating, or removing a body (as a kernel, seed, tumor, the eyeball, etc.) from its cover, case, capsule, or other envelop.
  • n. Figuratively, the act of explaining or making manifest; explanation; exposition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. surgical removal of something without cutting into it


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