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Pronunciation: kar'e-o-som

Definition: A mass of chromatin often found in the interphase cell nucleus representing a more condensed zone of chromatin filaments.

Synonym(s): chromatin nucleolus, chromocenter, false nucleolus, net knot

[karyo- + G. soma, body]

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