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[kar-ee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌkær iˈɒl ə dʒi/

noun, Cell Biology.
the study of the structure and function of cell nuclei.
the study of cell nuclei, esp with reference to the number and shape of the chromosomes

the scientific study of cell nuclei, esp. chromosomes


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