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Medical Term:

heterokaryon

Pronunciation: het'er-o-kar'e-on

Definition: A cell containing diverse nuclei inside a common cytoplasm, usually resulting from the artificial fusion of two cells from different species.

[hetero- + G. karyon, kernel, nut]

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