Definition of nucleopetal in English:

nucleopetal

Pronunciation /ˌnjuːklɪəˈpiːtl/

adjective

rare Biology
  • Towards the nucleus; specifically designating a type of melanocyte in which the pigment granules are located close to the cell nucleus.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of Morphology. From nucleo- + -petal.