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syncytium formation by plasma membrane fusion (GO:0000768)
Annotations: Rat: (64) Mouse: (68) Human: (77) Chinchilla: (56) Bonobo: (63) Dog: (64) Squirrel: (58) Pig: (61)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
cell-cell fusion +     
conjugation with cellular fusion +  
parasexual conjugation with cellular fusion 
syncytium formation by mitosis without cytokinesis 
syncytium formation by plasma membrane fusion +   
The formation of a syncytium, a mass of cytoplasm containing several nuclei enclosed within a single plasma membrane, by the fusion of the plasma membranes of two or more individual cells.

Broad Synonyms: cell fusion
Definition Sources: GOC:mtg_muscle, GOC:tb

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