syncytium

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syn·cy·tium

noun \sin-ˈsi-sh(ē-)əm\
plural syn·cy·tia\-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of SYNCYTIUM

1
:  a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm resulting from fusion of cells
2
:  coenocyte 1
syn·cy·tial \-ˈsi-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective

Origin of SYNCYTIUM

New Latin, from syn- + cyt-
First Known Use: 1876

syn·cy·tium

noun \sin-ˈsish-(ē-)əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural syn·cy·tia \-(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of SYNCYTIUM

1
: a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm resulting from fusion of cells
2

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