karyolysis

noun
kar·​y·​ol·​y·​sis | \ ˌkar-ē-ˈäl-ə-səs How to pronounce karyolysis (audio) \
plural karyolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce karyolyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of karyolysis

: dissolution of the cell nucleus with loss of its affinity for basic stains sometimes occurring normally but usually in necrosis — compare karyorrhexis

Other Words from karyolysis

karyolytic \ ˌkar-​ē-​ō-​ˈlit-​ik How to pronounce karyolytic (audio) \ adjective

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“Karyolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/karyolysis. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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