[ kăr′ē-ō-rĕk′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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Examples from the Web for karyorrhexis
Numerous polymorphonuclears which were present showed varying degrees of karyorrhexis.Plague|Thomas Wright Jackson