coenocyte


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ce·no·cyte

(sē'nō-sīt),
A multinucleate cell or hypha without cross walls, characteristic of the hyphae of zygomycetes.
See also: nonseptate mycelium.
Synonym(s): coenocyte
[G. koinos, common, + kytos, cell]

coenocyte

(sē′nə-sīt′)
n.
A multinucleate cytoplasmic mass enclosed by a single cell wall, as in certain slime molds, fungi, and algae.

coe′no·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

ce·no·cyte

(sē'nō-sīt)
A multinucleate cell or hyphae without cross walls, characteristic of the hyphae of zygomycetes.
Synonym(s): coenocyte.
[G. koinos, common, + kytos, cell]

coenocyte

a multinucleate mass of protoplasm formed when nuclei divide without the division of the cytoplasm of the original cell, as in many fungi.