syncytium

noun syn·cy·tium \ sin-ˈsi-sh(ē-)əm \

Definition of syncytium

plural syncytia play \sin-ˈsi-sh(ē-)ə\
1 : a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm resulting from fusion of cells
2 : coenocyte 1

syncytial

play \sin-ˈsi-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of syncytium

New Latin, from syn- + cyt-


Medical Dictionary

syncytium

noun syn·cy·tium \ sin-ˈsish-(ē-)əm \

medical Definition of syncytium

plural syncytia play \-(ē-)ə\
1 : a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm resulting from fusion of cells
2 : coenocyte 1

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