AskDefine | Define enucleate

Dictionary Definition

enucleate

Verb

1 remove the nucleus from (a cell)
2 remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover

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English

Etymology

From e- + (nucleus) + -ate

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɪˈnuklɛ'eɪt/ or /ɪˈnukli'ɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt, -eɪt

Verb

  1. To remove the nucleus (of a cell).
  2. To remove something (often eyeball(s) or tumor) in its entirety; to gouge it out.

Translations

remove the nucleus
  • Hebrew: לשלוף גרעין (l'shlof gɑrʿin)
remove the eye
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