karyology

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noun kar·y·ol·o·gy \ˌka-rē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of karyology

  1. 1 :  the minute cytological characteristics of the cell nucleus especially with regard to the chromosomes

  2. 2 :  a branch of cytology concerned with the karyology of cell nuclei

karyological

play \-rē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ less commonly

karyologic

play \-jik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of karyology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1895


Medical Dictionary

karyology

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noun kar·y·ol·o·gy \ˌkar-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of karyology

plural

karyologies

  1. 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. 2:  a branch of cytology concerned with the karyology of cell nuclei

karyological

\-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play also

karyologic

\-ik\play adjective

karyologically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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