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karyology (plural karyologies)

  1. (biology, medicine) The study of the nuclei of cells, especially with regard to the chromosomes which they contain.
  2. (biology, medicine) The characteristics of a particular cellular nucleus or group of nuclei, or of the chromosomes therein.


  • karyology” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
  • karyology” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
  • Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.