variants: or karyo- or less commonly cary- or caryo-

Definition of kary-

1 : nucleus of a cell karyokinesis
2 : nut : kernel caryopsis

History and Etymology for kary-

New Latin, from Greek karyon nut — more at careen

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“Kary-.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kary-. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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