Dictionary.com

heterokaryosis

[ het-er-uh-kar-ee-oh-sis ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˌkær iˈoʊ sɪs /
Save This Word!

noun Biology.

condition in which a binucleate or multinucleate cell contains genetically dissimilar nuclei.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "EVOKE" VS. "INVOKE"!

Call upon your favorite grammar inspirations to tackle this quiz on the differences and uses of "evoke" and "invoke."
Question 1 of 7
“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of heterokaryosis

First recorded in 1915–20; hetero- + karyo- + -sis

OTHER WORDS FROM heterokaryosis

het·er·o·kar·y·ot·ic [het-er-uh-kar-ee-ot-ik], /ˌhɛt ər əˌkær iˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
FEEDBACK