synkaryon

synkaryon

[sin-kar-ee-on, -uhn]
noun, plural synkarya [sin-kar-ee-uh] . Cell Biology.
a nucleus formed by the fusion of two preexisting nuclei.

Origin:
1900–05; syn- + Greek káryon nut, kernel; cf. karyo-

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synkaryon (sɪnˈkærɪˌɒn)
 
n
biology the nucleus of a fertilized egg
 
[C20: New Latin, from syn- + Greek karuon a nut]
 
synkary'onic
 
adj

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synkaryon syn·kar·y·on (sĭn-kār'ē-ŏn', -ē-ən)
n.
The nucleus of a fertilized egg immediately after the male and female nuclei have fused.

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