amphikaryon

noun
am·​phi·​kar·​y·​on | \ ˌamfəˈkarēˌän, -ēən \
plural -s

Definition of amphikaryon

: a cell nucleus containing two haploid groups of chromosomes opposed to hemikaryon — compare diplokaryon

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Other Words from amphikaryon

amphikaryotic \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦ätik \ adjective

First Known Use of amphikaryon

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphikaryon

International Scientific Vocabulary amphi- + karyon; originally formed in German

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“Amphikaryon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphikaryon. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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