heterokaryosis

noun

het·​ero·​kary·​o·​sis ˌhe-tə-rō-ˌker-ē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce heterokaryosis (audio)
-ˌka-rē-
: the condition of having cells that are heterokaryons
heterokaryotic adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heterokaryosis was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Heterokaryosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterokaryosis. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

heterokaryosis

noun
het·​ero·​kary·​o·​sis
variants also heterocaryosis
: the condition of having cells that are heterokaryons
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