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MEGANUCLEUS (also called MACRONUCLEUS)

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 75 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MEGANUCLEUS (also called MACRONUCLEUS), in Infusoria (q.v.)., the large nucleus which undergoes direct (amitotic) division in fission, and is lost during conjugation, to be replaced by a nucleus, the result of the karyogamy of the micronuclei.
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