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heterokaryon

[het-er-uh-kar-ee-on, -uh n] /ˌhɛt ər əˈkær iˌɒn, -ən/
noun, plural heterokarya
[het-er-uh-kar-ee-uh] /ˌhɛt ər əˈkær i ə/ (Show IPA).
Biology
1.
a cell containing two or more nuclei of differing genetic constitutions.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; het-ero- + Greek káryon nut, kernel; cf. karyo-
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heterokaryon

/ˌhɛtərəʊˈkærɪɒn/
noun
1.
(biology) a fungal cell or mycelium containing two or more nuclei of different genetic constitution
Word Origin
from hetero- + karyon, from Greek karuon kernel
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heterokaryon in Medicine

heterokaryon het·er·o·kar·y·on (hět'ər-ə-kār'ē-ŏn', -ən)
n.
A cell having two or more genetically different nuclei.

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