hemikaryon

[hem-i-kar-ee-on]

noun Cell Biology.

a haploid nucleus.

Nearby words

  1. hemihyperidrosis,
  2. hemihypertonia,
  3. hemihypertrophy,
  4. hemihypesthesia,
  5. hemihypotonia,
  6. hemilaminectomy,
  7. hemilaryngectomy,
  8. hemilateral,
  9. hemimetabolism,
  10. hemimorphic

Compare amphikaryon.

Origin of hemikaryon

1920–25; hemi- + Greek káryon nut

Related formshem·i·kar·y·ot·ic [hem-i-kar-ee-ot-ik] /ˌhɛm ɪˌkær iˈɒt ɪk/, adjective

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