heterokaryosis

noun het·ero·kary·o·sis \ ˌhe-tə-rō-ˌker-ē-ˈō-səs , -ˌka-rē- \

Definition of heterokaryosis

: the condition of having cells that are heterokaryons

heterokaryotic

play \ˌhe-tə-rō-ˌker-ē-ˈä-tik, -ˌka-rē-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of heterokaryosis

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

heterokaryosis

noun het·ero·kary·o·sis
variants: also heterocaryosis play \-ˌkar-ē-ˈō-səs\

medical Definition of heterokaryosis

: the condition of having cells that are heterokaryons

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