coenocyte

noun
coe·​no·​cyte | \ˈsē-nə-ˌsīt \

Definition of coenocyte 

1a : a multinucleate mass of protoplasm resulting from repeated nuclear division unaccompanied by cell fission

b : an organism consisting of such a structure

Other Words from coenocyte

coenocytic \ˌsē-​nə-​ˈsi-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of coenocyte

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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coenocyte

noun
coe·​no·​cyte | \ˈsē-nə-ˌsīt \

Medical Definition of coenocyte 

1a : a multinucleate mass of protoplasm resulting from repeated nuclear division unaccompanied by cell fission

b : an organism consisting of such a structure

Other Words from coenocyte

coenocytic \ˌsē-​nə-​ˈsit-​ik \ adjective

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