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karyosome

[ kar-ee-uh-sohm ]
/ ˈkær i əˌsoʊm /
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noun Cell Biology.
Also called chromocenter. any of several masses of chromatin in the reticulum of a cell nucleus.
a chromosome.
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Origin of karyosome

First recorded in 1885–90; karyo- + -some3
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British Dictionary definitions for karyosome

karyosome
/ (ˈkærɪəʊˌsəʊm) /

noun
any of the dense aggregates of chromatin in the nucleus of a cell
the nucleus of a cell
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Medical definitions for karyosome

karyosome
[ kărē-ə-sōm′ ]

n.
An aggregation of chromatin in the nucleus of a cell not undergoing mitosis.
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