|1.||biology to remove the nucleus from (a cell)|
|2.||surgery to remove (a tumour or other structure) from its capsule without rupturing it|
|3.||archaic to explain or disclose|
|4.||(of cells) deprived of their nuclei|
|[C16: from Latin ēnūcleāre to remove the kernel, from nūcleus kernel]|
enucleate e·nu·cle·ate (ĭ-nōō'klē-āt', ĭ-nyōō'-)
v. e·nu·cle·at·ed, e·nu·cle·at·ing, e·nu·cle·ates
To remove something, such as a tumor or an eye, whole and without rupture from an enveloping cover or sac.
To remove the nucleus of a cell.