karyotype

noun
kar·yo·type | \ˈker-ē-ə-ˌtīp, 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, ˌka-rē- \ adjective
karyotypically \ˌker-ē-ə-ˈti-pi-k(ə-)lē, ˌka-rē- \ adverb

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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

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karyotype

noun
kar·yo·type | \ˈkar-ē-ə-ˌtīp \

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 \ adjective
karyotypically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ 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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