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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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Morphological changes of placental syncytium and their implications for the pathogenesis of preeclampsia.
(23) Nevertheless, as the drosophila germ cells connect to one another via cytoplasmic bridges, it is likely that caspase-mediated apoptotic cell death in the ovary threatens the survival of the other germ cells in the syncytium due to the diffusion of the apoptotic mediators.
Diaphorina citri exists in close association with mutualistic bacteria harbored in the cytoplasm of bacteriocytes or in the syncytium of the bacteriome (Nakabachi et al., 2013).
Part of this hyperplastic tissue was modified, forming the nematode feeding site (syncytium) (Figure 1C, D); xylem parenchyma cells were also incorporated during syncytium formation (Figure 1E, F).
syncytium with electrochemical connections between neighboring EE cells.
At 10 days postinfection, the formation of syncytium was observed among the Jurkat cells incubated with SRV (Figure 9(a)).
Squamoid morules (also known as spindle cell metaplasia) are a syncytium of bland meningothelial-like nonkeratinizing spindle cells with a whorling pattern (Figure 1(d)).
At the same time, division of the trophoblast into syncytium and cytotrophoblast takes place.
During normal retinal development, inhibition of the Dll4/Notch pathway dramatically increases angiogenic sprouting, resulting in the formation of an abnormally dense primary capillary plexus, in which blood vessels fuse to form a syncytium [33,40, 43].
Cells proliferate, and proangiogenic factors cause vascularization of the placenta, which develops and grows throughout the pregnancy, forming a cellular syncytium [58].
Serum [beta]-hCG levels represent trophoblastic mass and function, which play a critical role in early pregnancy, as they sustain the corpus luteum and have a role in endometrial regulation, placental syncytium formation and implantation (22).