pyknosis

noun
pyk·​no·​sis
variants: also pycnosis \ pik-​ˈnō-​səs How to pronounce pyknosis (audio) \
plural pyknoses also pycnoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce pyknosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of pyknosis

: a degenerative condition of a cell nucleus marked by clumping of the chromosomes, hyperchromatism, and shrinking of the nucleus

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“Pyknosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pyknosis. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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