Coenocyte - definition of coenocyte by The Free Dictionary
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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.
(Botany) botany a mass of protoplasm containing many nuclei and enclosed by a cell wall: occurs in many fungi and some algae
coe•no•cyte (ˈsi nəˌsaɪt, ˈsɛn ə-)
a syncytium, esp. one formed by repeated division of the cell nucleus rather than by cellular fission.
[1895–1900; < Greek koinó(s) common]
coe`no•cyt′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
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Following meiosis, RMSs emanating from the four nuclei define spore domains in the brief coenocyte
and initiate phragmoplasts that mediate cytokinesis (Brown & Lemmon, 1988c; Shimamura et al.
The higher resolution degree observed for fraction F II of the first TSPs extraction (Cc1) compared to that of the second extraction (Cc2) (Figure 2C) suggests the occurrence of SPs with different negative charge patterns in different coenocyte
portions of C.
32: Kupffercells abundantly appear as a result of coenocytes