karyopyknosis


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karyopyknosis

 [kar″e-o-pik-no´sis]
shrinkage of a cell nucleus, with condensation of the chromatin. adj., adj karyopyknot´ic.

kar·y·o·pyk·no·sis

(kar'ē-ō-pik-nō'sis),
cytologic characteristics of the nucleus of a cell that is in the process of programmed or induced cell death.
[karyo- + G. pyknos, thick, crowded, + -osis, condition]

karyopyknosis

/karyo·pyk·no·sis/ (kar″e-o-pik-no´sis) shrinkage of a cell nucleus, with condensation of the chromatin.karyopyknot´ic

karyopyknosis

[-piknō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, karyon + pyknos, thick
the state of a cell in which the nucleus has shrunk and the chromatin has condensed into solid masses, as in cornified cells of stratified squamous epithelium. karyopyknotic, adj.

kar·y·o·pyk·no·sis

(kar'ē-ō-pik-nō'sis)
Cytologic characteristics of the superficial or cornified cells of stratified squamous epithelium in which there is shrinkage of the nuclei and condensation of the chromatin into structureless masses.
[karyo- + G. pyknos, thick, crowded, + -osis, condition]

karyopyknosis

shrinkage of a cell nucleus, with condensation of the chromatin.
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