Definition of Karyolysis

1. Noun. Disintegration and dissolution of a cell nucleus when a cell dies.

Generic synonyms: Lysis



Definition of Karyolysis

1. Noun. (biology) The dissolution of the nucleus of a cell by the action of deoxyribonuclease ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Karyolysis

1. The destruction of a cells nucleus. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Karyolysis

karyogenesis
karyogenic
karyogonad
karyogram
karyograms
karyokineses
karyokinesis
karyokinetic
karyokinetically
karyologic
karyological
karyologies
karyology
karyolymph
karyolymphs
karyolysis (current term)
karyolytic
karyomegaly
karyomere
karyomicrosome
karyomitome
karyomiton
karyomorphism
karyon
karyons
karyophage
karyopherin
karyopherins
karyoplasm
karyoplasma

Literary usage of Karyolysis

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1. Chemical Pathology: Being a Discussion of General Pathology from the by Harry Gideon Wells (1914)
"Presumably in karyolysis the first step consists in a splitting of the nucleoprotein of the chromatin into nucleic acid and protein; ..."

2. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1909)
"There is also a diffuse bluish tinge pervading the entire focus, due evidently to karyolysis. The necrotic material is not confined to pre-existing corneal ..."

3. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1901)
"... insists that karyolysis and basic granulation are distinct processes. ... does not believe them the result of karyolysis of nuclei. ..."

4. Clinical Diagnosis: A Text-book of Clinical Microscopy and Clinical by Charles Phillips Emerson (1908)
"There seems a decrease of nuclear fluid and a solution of the chromatin in it. This is a preliminary step of karyolysis or absorption, the nucleus taking ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1902)
"The heart muscle cells on either side of the incision are undergoing either hyalin degeneration or coagulation necrosis. karyolysis is marked in these cells ..."

6. Atlas and epitome of general pathologic histology by Hermann Dürck, Ludvig Hektoen (1904)
"... their nuclei by karyolysis and are in process of solution (Plate 24, Fig. 2). In the <t'ntral layers a copious accumulation of fluid may take place, ..."

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