a combining form meaning “nucleus of a cell,” used in the formation of compound words: karyotin.
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Origin of karyo-
<Greek, combining form of káryon nut, kernel
Words nearby karyo-
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British Dictionary definitions for karyo-
indicating the nucleus of a cellkaryogamy
Word Origin for karyo-
from New Latin, from Greek karuon kernel, nut
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Medical definitions for karyo-
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