Medical Dictionary

karyopyknosis

noun kar·yo·pyk·no·sis \ ˌkar-ē-(ˌ)ō-pik-ˈnō-səs \

medical Definition of karyopyknosis

: shrinkage of the cell nuclei of epithelial cells (as of the vagina) with breakup of the chromatin into unstructured granules

karyopyknotic

play \-ˈnät-ik\ adjective

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