heterokaryosis

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

noun Biology.

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

Origin of heterokaryosis

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

Related forms

het·er·o·kar·y·ot·ic [het-er-uh-kar-ee-ot-ik] /ˌhɛt ər əˌkær iˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
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