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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.

enucleate

vb (tr)
1. (Biology) biology to remove the nucleus from (a cell)
2. (Surgery) surgery to remove (a tumour or other structure) from its capsule without rupturing it
3. archaic to explain or disclose
adj
(Biology) (of cells) deprived of their nuclei
[C16: from Latin ēnūcleāre to remove the kernel, from nūcleus kernel]
eˌnucleˈation n

e•nu•cle•ate

(v. ɪˈnu kliˌeɪt, ɪˈnyu-; adj. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to deprive (a cell) of the nucleus.
2. to remove (a kernel, tumor, eyeball, etc.) from its enveloping cover.
3. Archaic. to bring out; disclose; explain.
adj.
4. having no nucleus.
[1540–50; < Latin ēnucleātus, past participle of ēnucleāre literally, to remove the pit from (fruit) =ē- e- + -nucleāre, derivative of nucleus; see nucleus]
e•nu`cle•a′tion, n.

enucleate


Past participle: enucleated
Gerund: enucleating

Imperative
enucleate
enucleate
Present
I enucleate
you enucleate
he/she/it enucleates
we enucleate
you enucleate
they enucleate
Preterite
I enucleated
you enucleated
he/she/it enucleated
we enucleated
you enucleated
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Present Continuous
I am enucleating
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he/she/it is enucleating
we are enucleating
you are enucleating
they are enucleating
Present Perfect
I have enucleated
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Past Continuous
I was enucleating
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Past Perfect
I had enucleated
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he/she/it had enucleated
we had enucleated
you had enucleated
they had enucleated
Future
I will enucleate
you will enucleate
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Future Perfect
I will have enucleated
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Future Continuous
I will be enucleating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enucleating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enucleating
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you will have been enucleating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enucleating
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he/she/it had been enucleating
we had been enucleating
you had been enucleating
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Conditional
I would enucleate
you would enucleate
he/she/it would enucleate
we would enucleate
you would enucleate
they would enucleate
Past Conditional
I would have enucleated
you would have enucleated
he/she/it would have enucleated
we would have enucleated
you would have enucleated
they would have enucleated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enucleate - remove the nucleus from (a cell)
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
2.enucleate - remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover
surgery - the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

enucleate

verb
Archaic. To make understandable:
Idiom: put into plain English.
Translations

e·nu·cle·ate

vt. enuclear;
extirpar un tumor sin causar ruptura;
destruir o separar el núcleo de una célula;
extirpar el globo ocular.
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The operations included 31 enucleations (43%), 33 distal resections (45%), and 9 pancreticoduodenectomies (PDs; 12%).
The median tumour diameter for enucleations tended to be smaller [10 (5, 28) mm] than for distal resections [15 (7, 60) mm] or PDs [15 (5, 26) mm], (p = 0.073).
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