heterokaryosis

[het-er-uh-kar-ee-oh-sis]

noun Biology.

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

Nearby words

  1. heterogony,
  2. heterograft,
  3. heterography,
  4. heterogynous,
  5. heterokaryon,
  6. heterokinesis,
  7. heterokont,
  8. heterolalia,
  9. heterolateral,
  10. heterolecithal

Origin of heterokaryosis

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

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

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