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cenocyte

Pronunciation: sē′nō-sīt

Definition: A multinucleate cell or hypha without cross walls, characteristic of the hyphae of zygomycetes.

Synonym(s): coenocyte

[G. koinos, common, + kytos, cell]

See Also: nonseptate mycelium

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