* * *poly·nu·cle·ar (pol″e-nooґkle-ər) 1. of cells, pertaining to or having several nuclei; multinucleated. Cf. polymorphonuclear. 2. in organic chemistry, denoting an aromatic compound containing two or more closed rings.
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Polynuclear — Pol y*nu cle*ar, a. [Poly + nuclear.] (Biol.) Containing many nuclei. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Polynuclear — and multinuclear (having many nuclei or centres) are names in haematology sometimes given to neutrophil and eosinophil and basophil white blood cells. Examples of multinuclear cells include cardiomyocytes and skeletal muscle cells. This anatomy… … Wikipedia
polynuclear — [päl΄i no͞o′klēit, päl΄i nyo͞o′klēitpäl΄i no͞o′klē ər, päl΄inyo͞o′klē ər] adj. [ POLY + NUCLEAR] having many nuclei: also polynucleate [päl΄i no͞o′klēit, päl΄i nyo͞o′klēit] … English World dictionary
polynuclear — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1908 chemically polycyclic especially with respect to the benzene ring used chiefly of aromatic hydrocarbons that are important as pollutants and possibly as carcinogens … New Collegiate Dictionary
polynuclear — /pol ee nooh klee euhr, nyooh / or, by metathesis, / kyeuh leuhr/, adj. having many nuclei. Also, polynucleate /pol ee nooh klee it, ayt , nyooh /. [1875 80; POLY + NUCLEAR] Pronunciation. See nuclear. * * * … Universalium
polynuclear — adjective a) having multiple nuclei b) polycyclic … Wiktionary
polynuclear — adj. having many nuclei … English contemporary dictionary
polynuclear — adjective Chemistry (of a cell) having several nuclei … English new terms dictionary
polynuclear — poly·nuclear … English syllables
polynuclear — pol•y•nu•cle•ar [[t]ˌpɒl iˈnu kli ər, ˈnyu [/t]] by metathesis [[t] kyə lər[/t]] also pol•y•nu•cle•ate [[t] ɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] adj. cbl having many nuclei • Etymology: 1875–80 pron: See nuclear … From formal English to slang