dikaryophyte

noun di·kary·ophyte \dīˈkarēəˌfīt\
variants: less commonly

dicaryophyte

\dīˈkarēəˌfīt\

Definition of dikaryophyte

plural

-s

  1. :  the dikaryotic mycelium as a whole in fungi (as the rusts) —used especially to distinguish such a mycelium from that having a single diploid nucleus in each cell

dicaryophytic

\(ˌ)dī¦karēə¦fitik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of dikaryophyte

di- + kary- + -phyte


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