karyopyknosis kar·y·o·pyk·no·sis (kār’ē-ō-pĭk-nō’sĭs)
A cytologic condition caused by shrinkage of the nucleus of a cell with the condensation of the chromatin into structureless masses, as in superficial or cornified cells of stratified squamous epithelium.


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