heteropyknosis

noun
het·​ero·​pyk·​no·​sis
variants: also heteropycnosis \ ˌhet-​ə-​rō-​pik-​ˈnō-​səs How to pronounce heteropycnosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of heteropyknosis

: the quality or state of some chromosomes or of parts of some chromosomes in a nucleus of taking up more stain and being more tightly coiled or of taking up less stain and being less tightly coiled than is usual — compare isopyknosis

Other Words from heteropyknosis

heteropyknotic also heteropycnotic \ -​ˈnät-​ik How to pronounce heteropycnotic (audio) \ adjective

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“Heteropyknosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heteropyknosis. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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