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pyknosis

[ pĭk-nōsĭs ]
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n.

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

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How to use pyknosis in a sentence

  • Thus it is seen that the utmost significance attaches to this septenary pyknosis of the kosmic plasm of life.

    The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne
  • That is by properties which histology sums up under the name Pyknosis (Pfitzner) and recognises as signs of old age.

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

    The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne
  • The monopyknon is, accordingly, the primary aspect of the process of kosmic pyknosis.

    The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne
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