karyology

[kar-ee-ol-uh-jee]

noun Cell Biology.

the study of the structure and function of cell nuclei.

Origin of karyology

First recorded in 1890–95; karyo- + -logy
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British Dictionary definitions for karyology

karyology

noun

the study of cell nuclei, esp with reference to the number and shape of the chromosomes
Derived Formskaryologist, noun
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