cell fusion


noun Biology.

the merging of two or more cells into a single cell.

Origin of cell fusion

First recorded in 1970–75
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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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