karyogamy

noun

kar·​y·​og·​a·​my ˌker-ē-ˈä-gə-mē How to pronounce karyogamy (audio)
ˌka-rē-
plural karyogamies
: the fusion of cell nuclei (as in fertilization)

Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of karyogamy was in 1891

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“Karyogamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/karyogamy. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

karyogamy

noun
kar·​y·​og·​a·​my ˌkar-ē-ˈäg-ə-mē How to pronounce karyogamy (audio)
plural karyogamies
: the fusion of cell nuclei (as in fertilization)
karyogamic adjective

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