Multiple conjugation

(Biol.) a coalescence of many cells (as where an indefinite number of amœboid cells flow together into a single mass) from which conjugation proper and even fertilization may have been evolved.

See also: Multiple

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The standard procedure for determining Inc groups requires laborious hands-on work, multiple conjugation, transformation assays, or hybridization experiments (1-3).
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