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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Fragmentation in the nuclear and chromatin material was also observed; the nuclei of follicular epithelial cells showed pycnosis and damaged yolk bodies.
The sex chromosomes cannot be distinguished by their differential pycnosis in somatic metaphases of males and females (Figs.
They concluded that compared with control tissue, cells with nuclear pycnosis had been killed by freezing injury because they did not plasmolyze with Ca[Cl.