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e·nu·cle·ate

 (ĭ-no͞o′klē-āt′, ĭ-nyo͞o′-)
tr.v. e·nu·cle·at·ed, e·nu·cle·at·ing, e·nu·cle·ates
1. Medicine To remove (a tumor or eye, for example) whole from an enveloping cover or sac.
2. Biology To remove the nucleus of.
3. Archaic To explain; elucidate.
adj. (-ĭt, -āt′) Biology
Lacking a nucleus.

[Latin ēnucleāre, ēnucleāt-, to take out the kernel : ē-, ex-, ex- + nucleus, kernel; see nucleus.]

e·nu′cle·a′tion n.
e·nu′cle·a′tor n.

enucleation

1. the process of extraction, as removing the kernel from a nut.
2. a process of clarification. Cf. exacination. — enucleator, n.
See also: Processes

enucleation

Surgical removal of a tumor or organ so that it is removed whole rather than in parts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enucleation - surgical removal of something without cutting into it; "the enucleation of the tumor"
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"

enucleation

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e·nu·cle·a·tion

n. enucleación, extirpación de un tumor o estructura.

enucleation

n enucleación f
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Since this tumor has a good prognosis, simple tumor enucleation might be a preferable option for the treatment instead of the complete removal of the kidney.
In the few cases that are diagnosed early, enucleation may be all the treatment that is required.
Histopathological confirmation was carried out in 17 enucleated eyes of 25 patients; where 9 patients had bilateral disease, 4 specimens were lost and 4 patients had intracranial extension and therefore enucleation was not advised in this group.
But men with larger prostates (about 80-100 grams or larger) that don't respond to medical therapy and require surgery have been limited to open surgery or a minimally invasive laser treatment, holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLep).
Loss of an eye through enucleation - the surgical removal of the eyeball - most often results from trauma in children ages 3 years and older.
Treatment: This included surgical intervention for the removal of the affected tooth, enucleation of the cyst and primary closure of the surgical area.
Danny's condition worsened and eventually required the enucleation of his left eye.
The results showed that maturation and enucleation rates of aspirated oocytes were 70.
Enucleation and evisceration in pediatric population
Historically, the treatment of choice has been enucleation (removal of the entire eyeball), but current treatment now focuses on cure and the preservation of vision.
Using the most gentle enucleation technique currently available, Hwang's "squish" method, the Simerly team produced 135 cloned nonhuman primate preimplantation embryos using the best oocytes available from rhesus and cynomolgus macaque monkeys.
To determine sensory modalities that are crucial for spatial learning, we cut the olfactory tract to deprive the fish of olfactory senses or we performed eye enucleation to deprive them of visual senses.