pyknosis

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pyknosis pyk·no·sis (pĭk-nō'sĭs)
n.
A condensation and reduction in the size of a cell or cell nucleus, usually associated with hyperchromatosis.

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pyknosis

noun
a degenerative state of the cell nucleus [syn: pycnosis
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