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noun di·kary·on
variants: also


\(ˈ)dī-ˈkar-ē-ˌän, -ən\play

Medical Definition of dikaryon

  1. 1:  a pair of associated but unfused haploid nuclei of a fungus cell capable of participating in repeated cell division as separate entities prior to their ultimate fusion

  2. 2:  a cell having or a mycelium made up of cells each having a dikaryon—compare homokaryon

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