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heteropyknosis

noun het·ero·pyk·no·sis
variants: also heteropycnosis play \ˌhet-ə-rō-pik-ˈnō-səs\

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

heteropyknotic

also heteropycnotic play \-ˈnät-ik\ adjective

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