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[plaz-mog-uh-mee] /plæzˈmɒg ə mi/

noun, Biology.
the fusion of the protoplasts of cells.

plasmogamy plas·mog·a·my (plāz-mŏg’ə-mē)
Fusion of two or more cells or protoplasts without fusion of the nuclei, as occurs in higher terrestrial fungi.


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