karyoclasis

noun kar·y·oc·la·sis
variants: or karyoklasis \ˌkarēˈäkləsə̇s\

Definition of karyoclasis

plural karyoclases or karyoklases \-əˌsēz\
1 : disintegration of the cell nucleus
2 : interruption of mitosis (as in colchicine poisoning)

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Origin and Etymology of karyoclasis

New Latin karyoclasis, from kary- + -clasis


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