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cell fusion

noun, Biology.
the merging of two or more cells into a single cell.
Origin of cell fusion
First recorded in 1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Acquired Character, a modification of a germinal trait after cell fusion.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
cell fusion in Medicine

cell fusion n.
The nondestructive merging of the contents of two cells by artificial means, resulting in a heterokaryon that will reproduce genetically alike, multinucleated progeny for a few generations.

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