karyopyknosis

noun

kar·​yo·​pyk·​no·​sis ˌkar-ē-(ˌ)ō-pik-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce karyopyknosis (audio)
: shrinkage of the cell nuclei of epithelial cells (as of the vagina) with breakup of the chromatin into unstructured granules
karyopyknotic adjective

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“Karyopyknosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/karyopyknosis. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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