syncitium

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From syn- (together) + Ancient Greek κύτος (kútos, vessel, cell). Compare -cyte (cell).

Noun[edit]

syncitium (plural syncitia)

  1. (biology) A mass of cytoplasm that has many nuclei and an enclosing membrane but no individual cells