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karyogamy

[kar-ee-og-uh-mee] /ˌkær iˈɒg ə mi/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
the fusion of the nuclei of cells, as in fertilization.
Compare plasmogamy.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; karyo- + -gamy
Related forms
karyogamic
[kar-ee-uh-gam-ik] /ˌkær i əˈgæm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for karyogamy

karyogamy

/ˌkærɪˈɒɡəmɪ/
noun
1.
(biology) the fusion of two gametic nuclei during fertilization
Derived Forms
karyogamic (ˌkærɪəˈɡæmɪk) adjective
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karyogamy in Medicine

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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