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heterokaryon

[ het-er-uh-kar-ee-on, -uhn ]
/ 藢h蓻t 蓹r 蓹藞k忙r i藢蓲n, -蓹n /
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noun, plural het路er路o路kar路y路a [het-er-uh-kar-ee-uh]. /藢h蓻t 蓹r 蓹藞k忙r i 蓹/. Biology.
a cell containing two or more nuclei of differing genetic constitutions.
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Origin of heterokaryon

1940鈥45; hetero- + Greek k谩ryon 鈥渘ut, kernel鈥; cf. karyo-
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British Dictionary definitions for heterokaryon

heterokaryon
/ (藢h蓻t蓹r蓹蕣藞k忙r瑟蓲n) /

noun
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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