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.

Nearby words

  1. karyophage,
  2. karyoplasm,
  3. karyoplast,
  4. karyopyknosis,
  5. karyorrhexis,
  6. karyotin,
  7. karyotype,
  8. karyotypic,
  9. karyotyping,
  10. karzai

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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Medicine 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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