Medical Dictionary

heteropyknosis

noun het·ero·pyk·no·sis
variants: also

heteropycnosis

\ˌhet-ə-rō-pik-ˈnō-səs\play

Medical Definition of heteropyknosis

  1. :  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

heteropyknotic

also

heteropycnotic

\-ˈnät-ik\play adjective

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