[ kăr′ē-ō-rĕksĭs ]


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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Examples from the Web for karyorrhexis

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

    Plague|Thomas Wright Jackson