Definition of Heterokaryon

1. Noun. (biology) A cell having two or more genetically different nuclei ¹



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Definition of Heterokaryon

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Medical Definition of Heterokaryon

1. Cell that contains two or more genetically different nuclei. Found naturally in many fungi and produced experimentally by cell fusion techniques, for example hybridoma. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heterokaryon

heterogynous
heterohelicene
heteroheptamer
heteroheptameric
heteroheptamers
heterohexamer
heterohexameric
heterohexamers
heterohypnosis
heteroicous
heteroideous
heterointerface
heterointerfaces
heterojunction
heterojunctions
heterokaryon (current term)
heterokaryons
heterokaryoses
heterokaryosis
heterokaryotic
heterokeratoplasty
heterokinesia
heterokinesis
heterokont
heterokontophyte
heterokontophytes
heterokonts
heterolactic fermentation
heterolalia
heterolateral

Literary usage of Heterokaryon

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1. DNA Fingerprinting and Plants (Including Pathogens): Sponsored CRIS/ICAR by Andrew Kalinski (1994)
"Our classical genetics approach has involved a detailed examination of vegetative (heterokaryon) compatibility and a cursory examination of sexual ..."

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