amphikaryon

noun am·phi·kar·y·on \ˌamfəˈkarēˌän, -ēən\

Definition of amphikaryon

plural

-s

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

amphikaryotic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of amphikaryon

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


First Known Use: 1910


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