a mass of protoplasm containing scattered nuclei that are not separated into distinct cells, as in striated muscle fibers
Origin of syncytiumsyn- + cyt(o)- + -ium
A multinucleated mass of cytoplasm that is not separated into individual cells.
Origin of syncytiumNew Latin syn- cyt(o)- -ium
From Ancient Greek ÏƒÏÎ½ (sun, “with") + ÎºÏÏ„Î¿Ï‚ (kutos, “vessel, cell")