dyskaryosis


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dyskaryosis

 [dis″kar-e-o´sis]
abnormality of the nucleus of a cell. adj., adj dyskaryot´ic.

dys·kar·y·o·sis

(dis'kar-ē-ō'sis),
Abnormal maturation seen in exfoliated cells that have normal cytoplasm but hyperchromatic nuclei, or irregular chromatin distribution; may be followed by the development of a malignant neoplasm.
[dys- + G. karyon, nucleus, + -ōsis, condition]

dyskaryosis

/dys·kary·o·sis/ (-kar″e-o´sis) abnormality of the nucleus of a cell.dyskaryot´ic

dyskaryosis

A UK term for premalignant and malignant nuclear abnormalities in epithelial cells seen in cervical specimens.

Mild dyskaryosis—Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.
Moderate dyskaryosis—High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.
Severe dyskaryosis—High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.

dys·kar·y·o·sis

(dis-kar'ē-ō'sis)
Abnormal maturation seen in exfoliated cells that have normal cytoplasm but hyperchromatic nuclei, or irregular chromatin distribution; may be followed by the development of a malignant neoplasm.
[dys- + G. karyon, nucleus, + -ōsis, condition]

dyskaryosis

A visible abnormality in the nuclei of cells that appear otherwise normal. Dyskaryosis is a minimal change seen, for instance, in cells scraped from the surface of the cervix in a PAP SMEAR test and does not necessarily imply any worrying abnormality.

dyskaryosis

abnormality of the nucleus of a cell.
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