[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. kindu,
  2. kindy,
  3. kine,
  4. kinema,
  5. kinematic pair,
  6. kinematics,
  7. kinematograph,
  8. kinesalgia,
  9. kinescope,
  10. kineshma

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Examples from the Web for karyorrhexis

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

    Plague|Thomas Wright Jackson