Syncytium Syn*cy"ti*um, n.; pl. {Syncitia}. [NL., from Gr. ? together + ? a hollow vessel.] 1. (Biol.) Tissue in which the cell or partition walls are wholly wanting and the cell bodies fused together, so that the tissue consists of a continuous mass of protoplasm in which nuclei are imbedded, as in ordinary striped muscle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The ectoderm of a sponge. [1913 Webster]

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  • syncytium — [ sɛ̃sitjɔm ] n. m. • 1897; mot all. v. 1870; de syn et gr. kutos « cellule » ♦ Biol. Masse cytoplasmique qui renferme plusieurs noyaux. Adj. SYNCYTIAL, IALE, IAUX . ● syncytium ou syncitium nom masculin (latin ; syncytium) Masse de cytoplasme… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • syncytium — syncytium. = multinucleate cell (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Syncytĭum — Syncytĭum, ein Komplex von Zellen, zwischen denen Zellgrenzen nicht wahrnehmbar oder überhaupt nicht vorhanden sind, so daß die Kerne in eine gemeinsame Protoplasmamasse eingebettet liegen. Die das S. zusammen setzenden Zellen dürften zumeist… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • syncytium — [sin sish′ē əm] n. pl. syncytia [sin sish′ēə] [ SYN + CYT(O) + IUM] a mass of protoplasm containing scattered nuclei that are not separated into distinct cells, as in striated muscle fibers syncytial [sin sish′ēəl] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Syncytium — In biology, a syncytium ( plural syncytia ) is a large cell like structure filled with cytoplasm containing many nuclei. Formation A syncytium can form in two ways. Many insects such as the model organism Drosophila melanogaster lay eggs that… …   Wikipedia

  • Syncytium — En biologie, un syncitium est une région de cytoplasme contenant plusieurs noyaux. Les syncitiums ne doivent pas être confondus avec certaines cellules de la lignée sanguine dont le noyau peut prendre un aspect polylobé pouvant laisser penser à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • syncytium — noun (plural syncytia) Etymology: New Latin, from syn + cyt Date: 1876 1. a multinucleate mass of cytoplasm resulting from fusion of cells 2. coenocyte 1 • syncytial adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Syncytium — Ein Synzytium (Plural: Synzytien), auch Coenoblast oder Coenocyt, bezeichnet eine mehrkernige (polyenergide) Zelle. Ein Synzytium kann durch Verschmelzung von mehreren Einzelzellen oder durch Kernteilungen ohne anschließende Teilung des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • syncytium — n.; pl. syncytia [Gr. syn, together; kytos, container] A continuous mass of protoplasm with several or many nuclei; a multinucleate cell; syncytial adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • syncytium — An epithelium or tissue in which there is cytoplasmic continuity between the constituent cells …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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