One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Central in importance; pivotal, seminal.
2Biology. Designating Feulgen's method for staining material in the nuclei of cells, or the reaction on which it is based.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From nucleus + -al. Compare nuclear.
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