pycnosis


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pycnosis

(pɪkˈnəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Biology) biology the reduction in size and increase in staining of a cell or its nucleus, usually a feature of cell degeneration
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Noun1.pycnosis - a degenerative state of the cell nucleus
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
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pycnose
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The sex chromosomes cannot be distinguished by their differential pycnosis in somatic metaphases of males and females (Figs.
2) After gastrulation, not associated with the normal brown coloration of necrotic embryos; rather, the embryo blackens as a result of breakdown of internal structures and pycnosis of nuclei.
Cellular damage including heavy pycnosis, clumping of chromosomes, fragmentation, and spindle disturbances in Allium cepa L.