perikaryon

noun
peri·​kar·​y·​on | \ ˌper-ə-ˈker-ē-ˌän How to pronounce perikaryon (audio) , -ən, -ˈka-rē- \
plural perikarya\ ˌper-​ə-​ˈker-​ē-​ə How to pronounce perikarya (audio) , -​ˈka-​rē-​ \

Definition of perikaryon

Other Words from perikaryon

perikaryal \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈker-​ē-​əl How to pronounce perikaryal (audio) , -​ˈka-​rē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of perikaryon

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perikaryon

New Latin, from peri- + Greek karyon nut, kernel — more at careen

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about perikaryon

Time Traveler for perikaryon

Time Traveler

The first known use of perikaryon was in 1897

See more words from the same year

Statistics for perikaryon

Cite this Entry

“Perikaryon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perikaryon. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for perikaryon

perikaryon

noun
peri·​kary·​on
variants: also pericaryon \ -​ˈkar-​ē-​ˌän, -​ən How to pronounce pericaryon (audio) \
plural perikarya also pericarya\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce pericarya (audio) \

Medical Definition of perikaryon

Other Words from perikaryon

perikaryal \ -​ē-​əl How to pronounce perikaryal (audio) \ adjective

Comments on perikaryon

What made you want to look up perikaryon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!