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heterokaryosis

[het-er-uh-kar-ee-oh-sis] /ˌhɛt ər əˌkær iˈoʊ sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
condition in which a binucleate or multinucleate cell contains genetically dissimilar nuclei.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; hetero- + karyo- + -sis
Related forms
heterokaryotic
[het-er-uh-kar-ee-ot-ik] /ˌhɛt ər əˌkær iˈɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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