Syncitium definition

(biology) A mass of cytoplasm that has many nuclei and an enclosing membrane but no individual cells.
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Noun

Singular:
syncitium
Plural:
syncitia

Origin of syncitium

  • From syn- (“together”) +‎ Ancient Greek κύτος (kutos, “vessel, cell”). Compare -cyte (“cell”).

    From Wiktionary