kar·​y·​ol·​y·​sis ˌkar-ē-ˈäl-ə-səs How to pronounce karyolysis (audio)
plural karyolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce karyolysis (audio)
: dissolution of the cell nucleus with loss of its affinity for basic stains sometimes occurring normally but usually in necrosis compare karyorrhexis
karyolytic adjective

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“Karyolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/karyolysis. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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