pyknosis

noun

pyk·​no·​sis
variants also pycnosis
plural pyknoses also pycnoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce pyknosis (audio)
: 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 22 Jun. 2024.

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