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karyolysis

[kar-ee-ol-uh-sis] /ˌkær iˈɒl ə sɪs/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
the dissolution of a cell nucleus.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; karyo- + -lysis
Related forms
karyolitic
[kar-ee-uh-lit-ik] /ˌkær i əˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for karyolysis

karyolysis

/ˌkærɪˈɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(cytology) the disintegration of a cell nucleus, which occurs on death of the cell
Derived Forms
karyolytic (ˌkærɪəˈlɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Greek, from karyon a nut + -lysis
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karyolysis in Medicine

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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