Medical Dictionary

karyopyknosis

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

Medical Definition of karyopyknosis

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

karyopyknotic

\-ˈnät-ik\play adjective

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