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Definition of "enucleation" [e•nu•cle•a•tion]

  • The surgical removal of an intact organ, especially of the eye and of cysts and tumors. (noun)
  • The removal of the nuclear body of a cell. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "enucleation" in a sentence
  • "Some 22 percent of the group had enucleation, which is the clinical term for eye removal."
  • "The result is that the people in Stezaker's collages seem to suffer a variety of austerely rendered optical afflictions, from a squint or strabismus to full enucleation: in the series Blind, the eyeballs have been razored out along a straight line and the edges of the photograph brought together again."
  • "A decade ago, treatment options included enucleation (removal of the involved eye) or radiation."