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plasmogamy

[ plaz-mog-uh-mee ]
/ plæzˈmɒg ə mi /
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noun Biology.

the fusion of the protoplasts of cells.

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Origin of plasmogamy

First recorded in 1910–15; plasmo- + -gamy
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Medical definitions for plasmogamy

plasmogamy
[ plăz-mŏgə-mē ]

n.

Fusion of two or more cells or protoplasts without fusion of the nuclei, as occurs in higher terrestrial fungi.
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