pyknotic

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Bile infarct with pyknotic nuclei (arrows) (400x).

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Etymology[edit]

From pyknosis. See Ancient Greek πυκνωτικός (puknōtikós, serving to close the pores)

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pyknotic (comparative more pyknotic, superlative most pyknotic)

  1. (cytology) showing pyknosis
    a pyknotic nucleus
    Several intensely labeled pycnotic bodies point to the occurrence of cell death [...]
    rectum of T. derasa showing one morphologically intact zooxanthella and two pycnotic algal cells

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