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pyknosis

 [pik-no´sis]
a thickening, especially the degeneration of a cell in which the nucleus shrinks in size and the chromatin condenses to a solid, structureless mass or masses. adj., adj pyknot´ic.

pyk·no·sis

(pik-nō'sis),
A thickening or condensation; specifically, a condensation and reduction in size of the cell or its nucleus, usually associated with hyperchromatosis; nuclear pyknosis is a stage of necrosis.
[pykno- + G. -osis, condition]

pyknosis

/pyk·no·sis/ (pik-no´sis) a thickening, especially degeneration of a cell in which the nucleus shrinks in size and the chromatin condenses to a solid, structureless mass or masses.pyknot´ic

pyknosis

[piknō′sis]
the condensation of nuclear material into a solid, darkly staining mass in a dying cell thickness, especially shrinking of cells through degeneration.
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Pyknosis

pyk·no·sis

(pik-nō'sis)
A thickening or condensation; specifically, a condensation and reduction in the size of the cell or its nucleus, usually associated with hyperchromatosis; nuclear pyknosis is a stage of necrosis.
[pykno- + G. -osis, condition]

pyk·no·sis

(pik-nō'sis)
A thickening or condensation; specifically, a condensation and reduction in the size of the cell or its nucleus, usually associated with hyperchromatosis.
[pykno- + G. -osis, condition]

pyknosis (piknō´sis),

n increased basophilia and shrinkage of the nucleus of a dying cell.

pyknosis

a thickening, especially degeneration of a cell in which the nucleus shrinks in size and the chromatin condenses to a solid, structureless mass or masses.
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Disintegration of Bowman's capsule (arrows) damaged proximal tubular cells and pycnotic nuclei were at 50 mg/L (Fig.
Occluded or ruptured blood vessels together with extensive pycnotic tumour cells were observed at 15 h post treatment.
2J), display characteristic signs of degradation, such as clusters of stacked membranes, irregularly shaped vacuoles, and pycnotic nuclei (Fig.
Apoptotic cells were identified by their pycnotic nuclei, which label strongly with acridine orange, and counted in the epithelial fields by fluorescence microscopy as previously described (Foster and McFall-Ngai, 1998).
The nurse cells engulfed by the developing oocyte during oogenesis remain in the egg throughout embryogenesis as spherical, refractile cells with pycnotic nuclei (Zihler, 1972; Honegger et al.