amphikaryon

[ am-fi-kar-ee-on, -ee-uh n ]
/ ˌæm fɪˈkær iˌɒn, -i ən /

noun Biology.

a diploid nucleus.

Nearby words

  1. amphidromia,
  2. amphidromic point,
  3. amphigenous,
  4. amphigory,
  5. amphigouri,
  6. amphilochus,
  7. amphimacer,
  8. amphimarus,
  9. amphimixis,
  10. amphinome

Compare hemikaryon.

Origin of amphikaryon

amphi- + Greek káryon nut

Related formsam·phi·kar·y·ot·ic, adjective

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