pyknosis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πύκνωσις (púknōsis, thickening), from πυκνός (puknós, compact).

Noun[edit]

pyknosis (usually uncountable, plural pyknoses)

  1. (biology) Shrinkage and condensing, such as that of a dying cell or the appearance of a cell's nucleus.

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