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karyopyknosis

Pronunciation: kar'e-o-pik-no'sis

Definition: cytologic characteristics of the nucleus of a cell that is in the process of programmed or induced cell death.

[karyo- + G. pyknos, thick, crowded, + -osis, condition]

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