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syncytium

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noun, syn·cy·tium \sin-ˈsi-sh(ē-)əm\

Definition of syncytium

plural syncytiaplay \-sh(ē-)ə\

  1. 1 :  a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm resulting from fusion of cells

  2. 2 :  coenocyte 1

syncytial play \-ˈsi-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective


Origin of syncytium

New Latin, from syn- + cyt-


First Known Use: 1876


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syncytium

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noun syn·cy·tium \sin-ˈsish-(ē-)əm\

Medical Definition of syncytium

plural syncytia \-(ē-)ə\play

  1. 1:  a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm resulting from fusion of cells

  2. 2:  coenocyte 1




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