[ het-er-uh-kar-ee-on, -uhn ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈkær iˌɒn, -ən /
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noun, plural het·er·o·kar·y·a [het-er-uh-kar-ee-uh]. /ˌhɛt ər əˈkær i ə/. Biology.
a cell containing two or more nuclei of differing genetic constitutions.
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British Dictionary definitions for heterokaryon
/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈkærɪɒn) /
biology a fungal cell or mycelium containing two or more nuclei of different genetic constitution
Word Origin for heterokaryon
from hetero- + karyon, from Greek karuon kernel
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Medical definitions for heterokaryon
[ hĕt′ər-ə-kăr′ē-ŏn′, -ən ]
A cell having two or more genetically different nuclei.
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