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 (bī-no͞o′klē-ĭt, -āt′, -nyo͞o′-) also bi·nu·cle·at·ed (-ā′tĭd) or bi·nu·cle·ar (-klē-ər, -nyo͞o′-)
Having two nuclei.


(baɪˈnjuːklɪˌeɪt; -ɪt)
(Biology) biology having two nuclei: a binucleate cell. Also: binuclear or binucleated


(baɪˈnu kli ɪt, -ˌeɪt, -ˈnyu-)

also bi•nu′cle•ar, bi•nu′cle•at`ed,

(of a cell) having two nuclei.
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Adj.1.binucleate - having two nuclei
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
mononuclear, mononucleate - having only one nucleus
trinuclear, trinucleate, trinucleated - having three nuclei
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(16) For each treated group from each volunteer, a total of 1000 binucleate cells (in the duplicate cultures) were examined to record the frequency of micronuclei-containing cells.
Trophoblastic proteins such as bovine pregnancy-associated glycoprotein-1 (bPAG-1) and bovine pregnancy-specific protein B (PSP-B), are secreted by the binucleate cells (Zoli et al., 1992; Wooding et al., 2005).
Hepatocytes may be enlarged and pale, and there may be variation in size of the hepatocytes and their nuclei with occasional binucleate cells (Figure 2, C).
Molecular characterization and pathogenicity of binucleate Rhizoctonia AG-F associated to the watermelon vine decline in Italy.
B) Binucleate, proliferative phase meront with characteristic vesicotubular appendages (arrow).
Binucleate cells and tadpole cells were also observed.
Infiltration by plasma cells with binucleate forms were seen in case of multiple myeloma.
A total of 31,000 binucleate cells and 16,500 metaphase plaques for the analysis of the dysenterics were evaluated for this method, which allowed evaluating the effects of physical or chemical agents.
Among hepatocytes cocultured with MSCs, there were a large number of polyhedral cells with well-demarcated cell-cell borders, distinct nuclei, and binucleate, which are typical morphological features of hepatocytes (Figure 1(d)).
Caption: Figure 2: H&E stain shows a biphasic neoplasm characterized by dysplastic ganglion cells, including binucleate forms ((a) 400x magnification), and a hypercellular malignant glial component with nuclear atypia and increased mitotic activity ((b) 200x magnification).
In some areas the neuronal population was present in clusters while in other areas these dysplastic cells were identified by their large size, occasionally ballooned appearance as well as the binucleate morphology of some cells (Figure 2(c)).