[kar-ee-ol-uh-sis] /ˌkær iˈɒl ə sɪs/
noun, Cell Biology.
the dissolution of a cell nucleus.
(cytology) the disintegration of a cell nucleus, which occurs on death of the cell
karyolysis kar·y·ol·y·sis (kār’ē-ŏl’ĭ-sĭs)
The dissolution of the nucleus of a cell by swelling or necrosis with the loss of its affinity for staining with basic dyes.
kar’y·o·lyt’ic (-ə-lĭt’ĭk) adj.
/ˈkærɪəʊˌmæpɪŋ/ noun 1. a technique for determining whether an embryo has inherited a genetic defect by analysing DNA taken from it and its close relatives
karyomicrosome kar·y·o·mi·cro·some (kār’ē-ō-mī’krə-sōm’) n. Any of the minute particles or granules that make up the substance of the cell nucleus.
karyomorphism kar·y·o·mor·phism (kār’ē-ō-môr’fĭz’əm) n. The development of a cell nucleus. adj. Of, relating to, or resembling the nuclear shapes of cells, especially white blood cells.
karyophage kar·y·o·phage (kār’ē-ə-fāj’) n. An intracellular parasite that phagocytizes the cell nucleus it infects.