plasmogamy

plasmogamy

[plaz-mog-uh-mee]
noun Biology.
the fusion of the protoplasts of cells.
Compare karyogamy.


Origin:
1910–15; plasmo- + -gamy

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plasmogamy plas·mog·a·my (plāz-mŏg'ə-mē)
n.
Fusion of two or more cells or protoplasts without fusion of the nuclei, as occurs in higher terrestrial fungi.

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