• WordNet 3.6
    • n enucleation surgical removal of something without cutting into it "the enucleation of the tumor"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Enucleation The act of enucleating; elucidation; exposition. "Neither sir, nor water, nor food, seem directly to contribute anything to the enucleation of this disease."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n enucleation The act of enucleating, or removing a body (as a kernel, seed, tumor, the eyeball, etc.) from its cover, case, capsule, or other envelop.
    • n enucleation Figuratively, the act of explaining or making manifest; explanation; exposition.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. énucléation,


In literature:

Lovort describes an enucleation of the eye in the second month of pregnancy.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Associated Words: enucleate, enucleation, exacinate, exacination.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Enucleation may then be indicated as the first step in treatment.
"The Nervous Child" by Hector Charles Cameron
This was the true Art enucleating and discouering the ignorance that wee worke in, our detestable presumption, and publike condemned errors.
"Hypnerotomachia" by Francesco Colonna
An endeavour must be made if possible to enucleate the fibroid, or hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) may be required.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various

In science:

The poling dynamics is such that the first enucleated (inverted) domains spread in the xy crystal plane and become wider than those generated later.
Random quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation in periodically poled lithium tantalate