enucleation

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enucleation

 [e-noo″kle-a´shun]
removal of an organ or other mass intact from its supporting tissues, as of the eyeball from the orbit.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·nu·cle·a·tion

(ē-nū'klē-ā'shŭn),
1. Removal of an entire structure (such as an eyeball or tumor), without rupture, as one shells the kernel of a nut.
2. Removal or destruction of the nucleus of a cell.
[L. enucleo, to remove the kernel, fr. e, out, + nucleus, nut, kernel]
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e·nu·cle·a·tion

(ē-nū'klē-ā'shŭn)
1. Removal of an entire structure without rupture, as one shells the kernel of a nut.
2. Removal or destruction of the nucleus of a cell.
[L. enucleo, to remove the kernel, fr. e, out, + nucleus, nut, kernel]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

enucleation

Removal from an enveloping capsule, sac or cover. The term is often used for the operation to remove an eyeball.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Enucleation

Surgical removal of the eyeball.
Mentioned in: Eye Cancer, Retinoblastoma
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

enucleation

Removal of an eye from its socket. It is usually performed to reduce pain in a blind eye, when there is a risk of sympathetic ophthalmia following trauma, or when there is a malignant tumour in the eye. Immediately following the operation a spherical implant (made up of hydroxyapatite, polyethylene, or silicone rubber) is placed into the eye socket to be replaced several weeks later by an artificial eye. See evisceration; artificial eye.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann