karyology

noun
kar·​y·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌker-ē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce karyology (audio) , ˌka-rē-\

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

Other Words from karyology

karyological \ ˌker-​ē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce karyological (audio) , ˌka-​rē-​ \ or less commonly karyologic \ ˌker-​ē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce karyologic (audio) , ˌka-​rē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of karyology

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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karyology

noun
kar·​y·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌkar-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce karyology (audio) \
plural karyologies

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

Other Words from karyology

karyological \ -​ē-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce karyological (audio) \ also karyologic \ -​ik How to pronounce karyologic (audio) \ adjective
karyologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce karyologically (audio) \ adverb

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