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 (hĕt′ər-ə-kăr′ē-ŏn′, -ən)
A cell having two or more genetically different nuclei.

het′er·o·kar′y·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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(Botany) botany exhibiting or relating to heterokaryosis
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(2008) could demonstrate that the homo- and heterokaryotic isolates are distinguishable by RAPD markers.The high degree of polymorphism of rDNA region is a result of variations in both length and restriction sites that affect the IGS1 and 2 and the 5.8S gene (Guidot et al.
Efficiency of RAPD and ISSR markers in differentiation of homo- and heterokaryotic protoclones of Agaricus bisporus.
Heterokaryotic infection hyphae then spread systemically throughout the plant, causing flowers on diseased branches to produce U.