karyogamy

noun
kar·​y·​og·​a·​my | \ ˌker-ē-ˈä-gə-mē How to pronounce karyogamy (audio) , ˌka-rē- \
plural karyogamies

Definition of karyogamy

: the fusion of cell nuclei (as in fertilization)

First Known Use of karyogamy

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Karyogamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/karyogamy. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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karyogamy

noun
kar·​y·​og·​a·​my | \ ˌkar-ē-ˈäg-ə-mē How to pronounce karyogamy (audio) \
plural karyogamies

Medical Definition of karyogamy

: the fusion of cell nuclei (as in fertilization)

Other Words from karyogamy

karyogamic \ ˌkar-​ē-​ō-​ˈgam-​ik How to pronounce karyogamic (audio) \ adjective

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