karyology

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάρυον (káruon, kernel, nucleus) +‎ -ology

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkæɹiˈɒləd͡ʒi/

Noun[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  • 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.