Syncytium

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syncytium

[sin′sish·ē·əm]
(cell and molecular biology)
A mass of multinucleated cytoplasm without division into separate cells. Also known as polykaryocyte.
(invertebrate zoology)
Multinucleated cell or gland.

Syncytium

 

a structural type of animal and plant tissue characterized by incomplete demarcation of the cells. Separate portions of cytoplasm with nuclei are joined together by cytoplasmatic bridges. Mesenchyme and bone are examples of syncytium in animals.