polynuclear

polynuclear

[pol-ee-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
adjective
having many nuclei.
Also, polynucleate [pol-ee-noo-klee-it, -eyt, -nyoo-] .


Origin:
1875–80; poly- + nuclear


See nuclear.
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polynuclear or polynucleate (ˌpɒlɪˈnjuːklɪə)
 
adj
having many nuclei; multinuclear
 
polynucleate or polynucleate
 
adj

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polynuclear pol·y·nu·cle·ar (pŏl'ē-nōō'klē-ər, -nyōō'-) or pol·y·nu·cle·ate (-klē-ĭt) or pol·y·nu·cle·at·ed (-klē-ā'tĭd)
adj.
Multinuclear.

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