A condensation and reduction in the size of a cell or cell nucleus, usually associated with hyperchromatosis.

Nearby words

  1. pyjamas,
  2. pyknic,
  3. pykno-,
  4. pyknodysostosis,
  5. pyknomorphous,
  6. pyknotic,
  7. pylades,
  8. pyle,
  9. pyle, ernie,
  10. pyle, howard

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Examples from the Web for pyknosis

  • Pyknosis is a process of kosmic condensation, or limitation for purposes of manifestation.

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