karyology


kar·y·ol·o·gy

noun \ˌka-rē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of KARYOLOGY

1
:  the minute cytological characteristics of the cell nucleus especially with regard to the chromosomes
2
:  a branch of cytology concerned with the karyology of cell nuclei
kar·y·o·log·i·cal \-rē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also kar·y·o·log·ic \-jik\ adjective

Origin of KARYOLOGY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1895

kar·y·ol·o·gy

noun \ˌkar-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural kar·y·ol·o·gies

Medical Definition of KARYOLOGY

1
: the minute cytological characteristics of the cell nucleus especially with regard to the chromosomes of a single cell or of the cells of an organism or group of organisms
2
: a branch of cytology concerned with the karyology of cell nuclei
kar·y·o·log·i·cal \-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ also kar·y·o·log·ic \-ik\ adjective
kar·y·o·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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