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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.