[noo-klee-er, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /ˈnu kli ər, ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/
pertaining to or involving atomic weapons:
operated or powered by atomic energy:
a nuclear submarine.
(of a nation or group of nations) having atomic weapons.
of, relating to, or forming a nucleus.
of, relating to, or like the :
switching to nuclear as a power source.
(of a cell, microorganism, etc) having two or more nuclei
of, concerned with, or involving the nucleus of an atom: nuclear fission
(biology) of, relating to, or contained within the nucleus of a cell: a nuclear membrane
of, relating to, forming, or resembling any other kind of nucleus
of, concerned with, or operated by energy from fission or fusion of atomic nuclei: a nuclear weapon
involving, concerned with, or possessing nuclear weapons: nuclear war, a nuclear strike
1846, “of or like the nucleus of a cell,” from nucleus + -ar, probably by influence of French nucléaire. Use in atomic physics is from 1914; of weapons, from 1945. Hence nuclear physics (1933), nuclear energy (1941), nuclear war (1954). Nuclear winter coined by Richard Turco, but first attested in article by Carl Sagan in “Parade” magazine, Oct. 30, 1983. General sense of “central” is from 1912. Nuclear family, originally a sociologists’ term, is first attested 1949 in “Social Structure,” by American anthropologist G.P. Murdock (1897-1985). Alternative adjective nucleal is recorded from 1840.
multinuclear mul·ti·nu·cle·ar (mŭl’tē-nōō’klē-ər, -nyōō’-, mŭl’tī-)
nuclear nu·cle·ar (nōō’klē-ər, nyōō’-)
[adjective noo-klee-it, -eyt, nyoo-; verb noo-klee-eyt, nyoo-] /adjective ˈnu kli ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈnyu-; verb ˈnu kliˌeɪt, ˈnyu-/ adjective 1. having a . verb (used with object), nucleated, nucleating. 2. to form (something) into a . verb (used without object), nucleated, nucleating. 3. to form a . adjective (ˈnjuːklɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) 1. having a nucleus verb (intransitive) […]
- Multinuclear leukocyte
multinuclear leukocyte n. See polymorphonuclear leukocyte.
[muhl-ti-pak] /ˈmʌl tɪˌpæk/ noun 1. a packaged item containing two or more products sold as a unit. /ˈmʌltɪˌpæk/ noun 1. a form of packaging of foodstuffs, etc, that contains several units and is offered at a price below that of the equivalent number of units
[muhl-tip-er-uh] /mʌlˈtɪp ər ə/ noun, plural multiparas, multiparae [muhl-tip-uh-ree] /mʌlˈtɪp əˌri/ (Show IPA). Obstetrics. 1. a woman who has borne two or more children, or who is parturient for the second time. /mʌlˈtɪpərə/ noun (pl) -rae (-ˌriː) 1. a woman who has given birth to more than one viable fetus or living child Compare multigravida […]