hemikaryon

[ hem-i-kar-ee-on ]
/ ˌhɛm ɪˈkær iˌɒn /

noun Cell Biology.

a haploid nucleus.
Compare amphikaryon.

Origin of hemikaryon

1920–25; hemi- + Greek káryon nut

Related forms

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