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karyogamy

[ kar-ee-og-uh-mee ]
/ ˌkær iˈɒg ə mi /
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noun Cell Biology.
the fusion of the nuclei of cells, as in fertilization.
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Origin of karyogamy

First recorded in 1890–95; karyo- + -gamy

OTHER WORDS FROM karyogamy

kar·y·o·gam·ic [kar-ee-uh-gam-ik], /ˌkær i əˈgæm ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for karyogamy

karyogamy
/ (ˌkærɪˈɒɡəmɪ) /

noun
biology the fusion of two gametic nuclei during fertilization

Derived forms of karyogamy

karyogamic (ˌkærɪəˈɡæmɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for karyogamy

karyogamy
[ kăr′ē-ŏgə-mē ]

n.
The coming together and fusing of cell nuclei, as in fertilization.

Other words from karyogamy

kar′y•o•gamic (-ə-gămĭk) adj.
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