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The stage between two successive divisions of a cell nucleus in which the biochemical and physiologic functions of the cell are performed and replication of chromatin occurs.
Etymology: Gk, karyon + stasis, standing
the resting stage of the nucleus between cell division. See also interphase. karyostatic, adj.
karyostasis(kăr″ē-ŏs′tă-sĭs) [″ + stasis, standing]
The resting stage of a cell nucleus.