syncytium

syncytium

[sin-sish-uhm, -ee-uhm]
noun, plural syncytia [sin-sish-uh, -sish-ee-uh] . Biology.
a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm that is not separated into cells.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin; see syn-, cyto-, -ium

syncytial [sin-sish-uhl] , adjective
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syncytium (sɪnˈsɪtɪəm)
 
n , pl -cytia
zoology a mass of cytoplasm containing many nuclei and enclosed in a cell membrane
 
[C19: New Latin; see syn-, cyto-, -ium]
 
syn'cytial
 
adj

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syncytium syn·cy·ti·um (sĭn-sĭsh'ē-əm)
n. pl. syn·cy·ti·a (-sĭsh'ē-ə)
A mass of cytoplasm having many nuclei but no internal cell boundaries.


syn·cy'ti·al adj.
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