hemikaryon

noun hemi·karyon \"+\

Definition of hemikaryon

  1. :  a cell nucleus containing the haploid number of chromosomes —opposed to amphikaryon

hemikaryotic

\"+ˌkarē¦ätik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hemikaryon

International Scientific Vocabulary 1hemi- + karyon; originally formed in German


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