Definition of nucleolytic in English:

nucleolytic

adjective

  • 1Biochemistry and Pathology. Causing, relating to, or designating the cleavage of nucleic acids, especially by enzymes.

  • 2Surgery and Medicine. Causing or relating to the destruction of the nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disc.

Origin

Early 20th century. From nucleo- + -lytic, probably after proteolytic.

Pronunciation

nucleolytic

/ˌnjuːklɪəˈlɪtɪk/