karyolysis

karyolysis

[kar-ee-ol-uh-sis]
noun Cell Biology.
the dissolution of a cell nucleus.

Origin:
1885–90; karyo- + -lysis

karyolitic [kar-ee-uh-lit-ik] , adjective
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karyolysis (ˌkærɪˈɒlɪsɪs)
 
n
cytology the disintegration of a cell nucleus, which occurs on death of the cell
 
[C20: from Greek, from karyon a nut + -lysis]
 
karyolytic
 
adj

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karyolysis kar·y·ol·y·sis (kār'ē-ŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The dissolution of the nucleus of a cell by swelling or necrosis with the loss of its affinity for staining with basic dyes.


kar'y·o·lyt'ic (-ə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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