heteropyknosis

noun

het·​ero·​pyk·​no·​sis
variants also heteropycnosis
: 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 adjective
also heteropycnotic

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“Heteropyknosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heteropyknosis. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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