karyo-

(redirected from cary-)
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karyo-

or caryo-
pref.
1. Cell nucleus: karyogamy.
2. Nut; kernel: caryopsis.

[New Latin, from Greek karuo-, nut, from karuon; see kar- in Indo-European roots.]

karyo-

or

caryo-

combining form
indicating the nucleus of a cell: karyogamy.
[from New Latin, from Greek karyon kernel, nut]

karyo-

or caryo-

a combining form meaning “nucleus of a cell”: karyosome.
[< Greek, comb. form of káryon nut, kernel]