karyotype

noun
kar·​yo·​type | \ ˈker-ē-ə-ˌtīp How to pronounce karyotype (audio) , ˈka-rē- \

Definition of karyotype

 (Entry 1 of 2)
: the chromosomal characteristics of a cell also : the chromosomes themselves or a representation of them

karyotype

verb
karyotyped; karyotyping; karyotypes
Definition of karyotype (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to determine or analyze the karyotype of

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Noun

karyotypic \ ˌker-​ē-​ə-​ˈti-​pik How to pronounce karyotype (audio) , ˌka-​rē-​ \ adjective
karyotypically \ ˌker-​ē-​ə-​ˈti-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce karyotype (audio) , ˌka-​rē-​ \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Without karyotype comparisons of the cases and the control group, there’s no way to determine with confidence whether vaccination is linked to loss. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "New study finds link between flu vaccine and miscarriage. But is it real?," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of karyotype

Noun

1929, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for karyotype

Noun

International Scientific Vocabulary

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karyotype

noun
kar·​yo·​type | \ ˈkar-ē-ə-ˌtīp How to pronounce karyotype (audio) \

Medical Definition of karyotype

 (Entry 1 of 2)
: the chromosomal characteristics of a cell also : the chromosomes themselves or a representation of them

Other Words from karyotype

karyotypic \ ˌkar-​ē-​ə-​ˈtip-​ik How to pronounce karyotype (audio) \ adjective
karyotypically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce karyotype (audio) \ adverb

karyotype

transitive verb
karyotyped; karyotyping
Medical Definition of karyotype (Entry 2 of 2)
: to determine or analyze the karyotype of karyotyped a newborn infant with a suspected genetic anomaly

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