coenocyte


coe·no·cyte

noun \ˈsē-nə-ˌsīt\

Definition of COENOCYTE

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
:  syncytium 1
coe·no·cyt·ic \ˌsē-nə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin of COENOCYTE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1897

coe·no·cyte

noun \ˈsē-nə-ˌsīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COENOCYTE

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

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