enucleate


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enucleate

[ē′nü·klē‚āt]
(cell and molecular biology)
To remove the nucleus from a cell.
(medicine)
To remove an organ or a tumor in its entirety, as an eye from its socket.
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(45) The definition of enucleate is "to deprive of a nucleus." WEBSTER'S THIRD NEW INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY 759 (3d ed.
Gomez, will enucleate these eggs and endow each with nuclear DNA transferred from an African wildcat.
(12,13) For laparoscopic cystectomy, once the cyst is drained, we enucleate it and place the cyst capsule into a specimen bag that has been inserted transvaginally through a posterior colpotomy.
This step is not intended to enucleate the myoma through force, but to apply traction and position the fibroid to best delineate and present the leading edge of the pseudocapsule that lies between the myoma and the myometrium.
The preferred method of removing these tumors is to open the capsule and enucleate the tumor.
Holmium-Yag laser was the first energy used to truly enucleate the prostate off its surgical capsule; the term HoLEP (holmium laser enucleation of the prostate) was introduced by Dr.