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coenocyte

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noun coe·no·cyte \ˈsē-nə-ˌsīt\

Definition of coenocyte

  1. 1 a :  a multinucleate mass of protoplasm resulting from repeated nuclear division unaccompanied by cell fission b :  an organism consisting of such a structure

  2. 2 :  syncytium 1

coe·no·cyt·ic play \ˌsē-nə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective


Origin of coenocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1897


Medical Dictionary

coenocyte

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noun coe·no·cyte \ˈsē-nə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of coenocyte

  1. 1a:  a multinucleate mass of protoplasm resulting from repeated nuclear division unaccompanied by cell fissionb:  an organism consisting of such a structure

  2. 2:  syncytium 1

  3. coe·no·cyt·ic \ˌsē-nə-ˈsit-ik\play adjective




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