[het-er-uh-kar-ee-on, -uh n]
- a cell containing two or more nuclei of differing genetic constitutions.
Origin of heterokaryon
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- 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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- A cell having two or more genetically different nuclei.
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