[sin-kar-ee-on, -uh n]
- a nucleus formed by the fusion of two preexisting nuclei.
Origin of synkaryon
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- biology the nucleus of a fertilized egg
C20: New Latin, from syn- + Greek karuon a nut
- The nucleus of a fertilized egg immediately after the male and female nuclei have fused.
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