karyo

karyo-

a combining form meaning “nucleus of a cell,” used in the formation of compound words: karyotin.
Also, caryo-.


Origin:
< Greek, combining form of káryon nut, kernel

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karyo- or caryo-
 
combining form
indicating the nucleus of a cell: karyogamy
 
[from New Latin, from Greek karuon kernel, nut]
 
caryo- or caryo-
 
combining form
 
[from New Latin, from Greek karuon kernel, nut]

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karyo-
comb. form of Gk. karyon "nut, kernel," used since c.1874 in biological terms refering to cell nuclei.
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karyo- or caryo-
pref.
Cell nucleus: karyogamy.

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