from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of enucleating; elucidation; exposition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun surgical removal of something without cutting into it


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  • 'Here however his lawyer worked his weighty way through the uproar and started holding these dockets up against the cabin wall for him to sign one after another, affably bawling his full-phrased enucleation of each in turn into his ear...'

    - W.M. Spackman, An Armful of Warm Girl

    January 2, 2012