Syncytium



noun, plural syncytia
[sin-sish-uh, -sish-ee-uh] /sɪnˈsɪʃ ə, -ˈsɪʃ i ə/ (Show IPA). Biology.
1.
a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm that is not separated into cells.
noun (pl) -cytia (-ˈsɪtɪə)
1.
(zoology) a mass of cytoplasm containing many nuclei and enclosed in a cell membrane

syncytium syn·cy·ti·um (sĭn-sĭsh’ē-əm)
n. pl. syn·cy·ti·a (-sĭsh’ē-ə)
A mass of cytoplasm having many nuclei but no internal cell boundaries.
syn·cy’ti·al adj.

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