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karyorrhexis in Medicine

karyorrhexis kar·y·or·rhex·is (kār'ē-ō-rěk'sĭs)
A stage of cellular necrosis in which the fragments of the nucleus fragments and its chromatin are distributed irregularly throughout the cytoplasm.

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  • Numerous polymorphonuclears which were present showed varying degrees of karyorrhexis.

    Plague Thomas Wright Jackson

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