Syncitia
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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