karyosome

[kar-ee-uh-sohm]

Origin of karyosome

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

karyosome

noun
  1. any of the dense aggregates of chromatin in the nucleus of a cell
  2. the nucleus of a cell
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karyosome in Medicine

karyosome

[kărē-ə-sōm′]
n.
  1. An aggregation of chromatin in the nucleus of a cell not undergoing mitosis.
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