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dikaryon

noun di·kary·on
variants: also dicaryon play \(ˈ)dī-ˈkar-ē-ˌän, -ən\

medical Definition of dikaryon

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

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