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.
Greek syn = with, and kytos = cell, hence a multinucleate mass of protoplasm, formed by the merging of cells.
syn = together + kytos = hollow vessel; a single multinucleated mass of protoplasm with many nuclei.
This is a group of cells that are not seperated by a membrane. In other words the intracellular space of each cell communicates with its neighbour. This allows for very rapid conduction of signals. Close this window
a collection of cells with more than one nucleus.
a mass of multinucleated cytoplasm, and the myocytes are certainly not multinucleated
A non functioning clump of cells that have fused together. HIV-infected cells fuse with non-HIV infected CD4+ cells, forming syncytia and compounding the destruction of CD4+ cells.
A cellular structure containing many nuclei.
Multi-nucleate cells formed by the fusion of neighboring cells. Syncytia may form due to the expression of a viral fusion protein during viral replication.
a mass or clump of cells that fuse together to form one "giant cell." In HIV infection syncytium formation can may lead to direct cell-to-cell infection. Strains of HIV are classified as either syncytium-inducing (SI) or non-syncytium-inducing (NSI). SI strains tend to infect T-cells, whereas NSI strains tend to infect macrophages.
A cell-like structure comprising a mass of cytoplasm and many nuclei.
A multinucleate mass of cytoplasm, produced by the fusion of cells or repeated mitoses without cytokinesis.
bisc333 a mass of cytoplasm containing several nuclei and enclosed in a membrane but no internal cell boundaries (as in muscle fibers) http://searchbox.hyperdictionary.com/searchbox.aspx?define=Syncytium
A single cell with many nuclei.
A multinucleate cell. (Pl. syncytia.) ( 14)
In biology, a syncytium is a large region of cytoplasm that contains many nuclei. A syncytium can form in two ways. Many insects such as the model organism Drosophila melanogaster lay eggs that initially develop as syncytial blastoderms, i.e early on the embryos exhibit incomplete cell division.