syncytium

noun
syn·​cy·​tium | \ sin-ˈsi-sh(ē-)əm How to pronounce syncytium (audio) \
plural syncytia\ sin-​ˈsi-​sh(ē-​)ə How to pronounce syncytia (audio) \

Definition of syncytium

1 : a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm resulting from fusion of cells

Other Words from syncytium

syncytial \ sin-​ˈsi-​sh(ē-​)əl How to pronounce syncytial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of syncytium

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for syncytium

New Latin, from syn- + cyt-

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Dictionary Entries near syncytium

Syncrypta

syncryptic

syncyte

syncytium

syncytoid

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Syndactyla

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The first known use of syncytium was in 1876

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syncytium

noun
syn·​cy·​tium | \ sin-ˈsish-(ē-)əm How to pronounce syncytium (audio) \
plural syncytia\ -​(ē-​)ə How to pronounce syncytia (audio) \

Medical Definition of syncytium

1 : a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm resulting from fusion of cells

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