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syn·cy·ti·um

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

[New Latin : syn- + cyt(o)- + -ium.]

syn·cy′ti·al (-sĭsh′ē-əl) adj.

syncytium

(sɪnˈsɪtɪəm)
n, pl -cytia (-ˈsɪtɪə)
(Zoology) zoology a mass of cytoplasm containing many nuclei and enclosed in a cell membrane
[C19: New Latin; see syn-, cyto-, -ium]
synˈcytial adj

syn•cy•tium

(sɪnˈsɪʃ əm, -i əm)

n., pl. -cy•tia (-ˈsɪʃ ə, -i ə)
a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm that is not separated into cells.
[1875–80; < New Latin; see syn-, -cyte, -ium2]
syn•cy′tial (-ˈsɪʃ əl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.syncytium - a mass of cytoplasm containing several nuclei and enclosed in a membrane but no internal cell boundaries (as in muscle fibers)
cytol, cytoplasm - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
Translations

syn·cy·ti·um

n. sincitio, masa protoplasmática nucleada que resulta de la fusión celular.
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Transgenic animals generated by microinjection of DNA solution into the germline syncytium usually contains multicopy repetitive extrachromosomal DNAs that are silenced in the germline but expressed in the somatic cells.
Ageing of the syncytium is characterised by thinning, basophilia and increased affinity of acid dyes.
The heart acts as a syncytium, a meshwork of auto-excitatory muscle fibers pumping blood to all the organs and even itself through coronaries.
Gap junctions are channels in all compartments of the heart that form the conduction pathways between cells allowing for an electrical syncytium.
Moreover, astrocytes communicate with adjacent astrocytes via intercellular gap junctions to function as a coordinated syncytium [18, 19].
The syncytium develops from an ISC through incorporation of quite a few hundred neighboring cells by localized degradation of cell wall (Golinowski et al.
The syncytiotrophoblast layer as a key barrier is formed by cytotrophoblast cells that fuse during development and form a true syncytium without lateral cell membranes (Enders and Blankenship 1999).
isolation of the virus in cell culture and identification of plaque morphologic features with syncytium formation) is time consuming and expensive.
The basal membrane of syncytium and capillaries is thickened, sclerotic.
The syncytium theory, or network doctrine, is seeing a comeback by augmenting the neuron doctrine to include traveling waveforms of electrical activity (3).
The role of cytotrophoblasts is to provide the syncytium with cells in addition to forming outpouchings that later become the chorionic villi covering the chorionic sac.
Control of the human inhibin a chain promoter in cytotrophoblast cells differentiating into syncytium.