Heterokaryon definition

hĕtər-ə-kărē-ŏn, -ən
A cell having two or more genetically different nuclei.
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A cell having two or more genetically different nuclei.
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(biology) A cell having two or more genetically different nuclei.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
heterokaryon
Plural:
heterokaryons

Origin of heterokaryon

  • hetero– kary(o)– –on

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition