karyopyknosis

noun
kar·​yo·​pyk·​no·​sis | \ ˌkar-ē-(ˌ)ō-pik-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce karyopyknosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of karyopyknosis

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

Other Words from karyopyknosis

karyopyknotic \ -​ˈnät-​ik How to pronounce karyopyknosis (audio) \ adjective

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“Karyopyknosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/karyopyknosis. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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