karyology

noun
kar·​y·​ol·​o·​gy | \ˌker-ē-ˈä-lə-jē, 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, ˌka-​rē-​ \ or less commonly karyologic \ˌker-​ē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik, 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 \
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 \ also karyologic \-​ik \ adjective
karyologically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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