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Anucleate

Definition

adjective

Lacking a cell nucleus.


Supplement

Cells of bacteria are anucleate.


Word origin: a- meaning “not,” “without” + nucleate

Compare: nucleate

See also: prokaryote, cell, nucleus


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cells that do not contain DNA..

asides from the fact that platelets are technically cell fragments, not cells, i think you nailed the answer. From what I know, there are no other anucleate cells in the human body.

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by MrMistery
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:48 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cells that do not contain DNA..
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cells that do not contain DNA..

Hi, i would so much appreciate a list of anucleate cells in human body. i know platelets and red blood cells are anucleate. Are there more? Thanks a million.

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by soidal
Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:11 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cells that do not contain DNA..
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eukaryotic cells

@thank.darwin from wikipedia.org Erythrocytes in mammals are anucleate when mature, meaning that they lose their cell nucleus and thus their DNA. (The erythrocytes of all other vertebrates have nuclei.) I didn't know that either.

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by mith
Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: eukaryotic cells
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