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[kar-ee-og-uh-mee] /ˌkær iˈɒg ə mi/

noun, Cell Biology.
the fusion of the nuclei of cells, as in fertilization.
(biology) the fusion of two gametic nuclei during fertilization

karyogamy kar·y·og·a·my (kār’ē-ŏg’ə-mē)
The coming together and fusing of cell nuclei, as in fertilization.
kar’y·o·gam’ic (-ə-gām’ĭk) adj.


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