Definition of polynuclear in English:


Syllabification: pol·y·nu·cle·ar
Pronunciation: /ˌpäliˈn(y)o͞oklēər


  • 1(Of a complex) containing more than one metal atom.
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    • This method comprises depositing a polynuclear complex comprising a plurality of organic polydentate ligands and a plurality of noble metal atoms on an oxide support, and then removing the organic polydentate ligands.
    • The CO ligand can add to the polynuclear complex in three different ways.
  • 1.1(Of a compound) polycyclic.
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    • The residues were redissolved in DMSO for analysis of polynuclear aromatic compounds and for the mutagenicity test.
    • The earliest substances identified, in 1953, were benzo pyrene, and other polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, which were known to produce tumours in animal experiments.
    • Poisons left behind under and around Midway Village include benzene, lead, and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, a class of compounds that includes many known carcinogens.

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