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syncytium

 [sin-sish´e-um]
a multinucleate mass of protoplasm produced by the merging of cells. adj., adj syncyt´ial.

syn·cy·ti·um

, pl.

syn·cy·ti·a

(sin-si'shē-ŭm, -ă; -sit'ē-ŭm),
A multinucleated protoplasmic mass formed by the secondary union of originally separate cells.
[Mod. L. fr. syn- + G. kytos, cell]

syncytium

(sĭn-sĭsh′ē-əm)
n. pl. syn·cytia (-sĭsh′ē-ə)
A multinucleated mass of cytoplasm that is not separated into individual cells.

syn·cy′ti·al (-sĭsh′ē-əl) adj.

syn·cy·ti·um

, pl. syncytia (sin-sish'ē-ŭm, -ă)
A multinucleated protoplasmic mass formed by the secondary union of originally separate cells.
[Mod. L. fr. syn- + G. kytos, cell]

syncytium

a cellular structure containing many nuclei.