the merging of two or more cells into a single cell.
Origin of cell fusion
First recorded in 1970–75
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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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