synkaryon

[ sin-kar-ee-on, -uh n ]
/ sɪnˈkær iˌɒn, -ən /

noun, plural syn·kar·y·a [sin-kar-ee-uh] /sɪnˈkær i ə/. Cell Biology.

a nucleus formed by the fusion of two preexisting nuclei.

Nearby words

  1. syngeneic homograft,
  2. syngenesis,
  3. syngenetic,
  4. syngraft,
  5. synizesis,
  6. synkinesis,
  7. synnema,
  8. synod,
  9. synod of whitby,
  10. synodic

Origin of synkaryon

1900–05; syn- + Greek káryon nut, kernel; cf. karyo-

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British Dictionary definitions for synkaryon

synkaryon

/ (sɪnˈkærɪˌɒn) /

noun

biology the nucleus of a fertilized egg
Derived Formssynkaryonic, adjective

Word Origin for synkaryon

C20: New Latin, from syn- + Greek karuon a nut

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Medicine definitions for synkaryon

synkaryon

[ sĭn-kărē-ŏn′, -ē-ən ]

n.

The nucleus of a fertilized egg immediately after the male and female nuclei have fused.

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