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dyskaryosis

Pronunciation: dis'kar-e-o'sis

Definition: Abnormal maturation seen in exfoliated cells that have normal cytoplasm but hyperchromatic nuclei, or irregular chromatin distribution; may be followed by the development of a malignant neoplasm.

[dys- + G. karyon, nucleus, + -osis, condition]

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