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to remove whole and clean, as the eye from its socket.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
To remove entirely; to shell like a nut, as in the removal of an eye from its capsule or a tumor from its compressed surrounding tissue.
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tr.v. enucle·ated, enucle·ating, enucle·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.
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To remove entirely; for example, to shell like a nut, as in the removal of an eye from its capsule or a tumor from its enveloping capsule.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
enucleatewithout a NUCLEUS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
To remove entirely; to shell like a nut, as in the removal of a tumor from its enveloping capsule.
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