karyolysis

noun
kar·​y·​ol·​y·​sis | \ˌkar-ē-ˈäl-ə-səs \
plural karyolyses\ -​ˌsēz \

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

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