karyogamy

karyogamy

[kar-ee-og-uh-mee]
noun Cell Biology.
the fusion of the nuclei of cells, as in fertilization.
Compare plasmogamy.


Origin:
1890–95; karyo- + -gamy

karyogamic [kar-ee-uh-gam-ik] , adjective
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karyogamy (ˌkærɪˈɒɡəmɪ)
 
n
biology the fusion of two gametic nuclei during fertilization
 
karyogamic
 
adj

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karyogamy kar·y·og·a·my (kār'ē-ŏg'ə-mē)
n.
The coming together and fusing of cell nuclei, as in fertilization.


kar'y·o·gam'ic (-ə-gām'ĭk) adj.
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