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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The surgical plan was to remove teeth numbers 1, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 32, and to enucleate the lesion transorally.
54) However, with the development of cloning processes and techniques, researchers were able to enucleate mature oocytes in a routine manner: staining DNA with fluorophores (55) and visualizing the DNA with ultraviolet light.