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mononuclear

[mon-uh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /ˌmɒn əˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/
adjective
1.
Also, mononucleate. Cell Biology. having only one nucleus.
2.
Chemistry. (of hydrocarbons) monocyclic.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; mono- + nuclear
Pronunciation note
See nuclear.
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British Dictionary definitions for mononuclear

mononuclear

/ˌmɒnəʊˈnjuːklɪə/
adjective
1.
(of a cell) having only one nucleus
2.
another word for monocyclic (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for mononuclear
adj.

1886; see mono- + nuclear.

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mononuclear in Medicine

mononuclear mon·o·nu·cle·ar (mŏn'ō-nōō'klē-ər, -nyōō'-)
adj.
Having only one nucleus.

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