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KARYOGAMY (Gr. Kapvov, nut or kernel,...

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 684 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KARYOGAMY (Gr. Kapvov, nut or kernel, thus " nucleus," and yaµos, marriage), in biology: (1) the fusion of nuclei to KASAI form a single nucleus in syngamic processes (see REPRODUCTION); (2) the process of pairing in Infusoria (q.v.), in which two migratory nuclei are interchanged and fuse with two stationary nuclei, while the cytoplasmic bodies. of the two mates are in intimate temporary union.
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