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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.