Synkaryon - definition of synkaryon by The Free Dictionary
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syn·kar·y·on (sĭn-kăr′ē-ŏn′, -ē-ən)
The nucleus of a fertilized egg immediately after the male and female nuclei have fused.
syn·kar′y·on′ic (-ŏn′ĭk) adj.
(Biology) biology the nucleus of a fertilized egg
[C20: New Latin, from syn- + Greek karuon a nut]
syn•kar•y•on (sɪnˈkær iˌɒn, -ən)
n., pl. -kar•y•a (-ˈkær i ə)
a nucleus formed by the fusion of two preexisting nuclei.
- + Greek káryon
nut, kernel; compare karyo-
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In our opinion, tumorous cells represent the hybrid, the so-called tumorous synkaryon
, emerging as a result of the fusion of two normal somatic cells.
They describe the history and process of somatic hybridization; geno- and phenotypic characteristics of hybrid cells; the use of somatic hybridization in biology and medicine; the etiology and pathogenesis of cancer; factors in malignancy; and their interpretation of the hybridization hypothesis, suggesting a theory of two synkaryons
and providing experimental and clinical confirmations.
to explain viral transfer across species (here, porcine