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Medical Term:

karyorrhexis

Pronunciation: kar'e-o-rek'sis

Definition: Fragmentation of the nucleus whereby its chromatin is distributed irregularly throughout the cytoplasm; a stage of necrosis usually followed by karyolysis.

Synonym(s): karyoclasis

[karyo- + G. rhexis, rupture]

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