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karyolysis

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

medical Definition of karyolysis

plural karyolyses play \-ˌsēz\
:dissolution of the cell nucleus with loss of its affinity for basic stains sometimes occurring normally but usually in necrosis — compare karyorrhexis

karyolytic

play \ˌkar-ē-ō-ˈlit-ik\ adjective

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