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karyolysis

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noun kar·y·ol·y·sis \ˌkar-ē-ˈäl-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of karyolysis

plural

karyolyses

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

karyolytic

\ˌkar-ē-ō-ˈlit-ik\play adjective

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