kar·​y·​or·​rhex·​is ˌkar-ē-ȯr-ˈek-səs How to pronounce karyorrhexis (audio)
plural karyorrhexes -ˌsēz How to pronounce karyorrhexis (audio)
: a degenerative cellular process involving fragmentation of the nucleus and the breakup of the chromatin into unstructured granules compare karyolysis

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“Karyorrhexis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/karyorrhexis. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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