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pyknotic

Definition:

of, relating to, or exhibiting pyknosis

Class:

pertaining adjective (relational/pertainym)

Derived from:

pyknosis

Comparative:

more pyknotic

Superlative:

most pyknotic

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

pycnotic

Etymology:

Greek pyknotikos meaning "to condense".
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Pyknosis | karyopyknosis

the irreversible condensation of chromatin in the nucleus of a cell undergoing necrosis or apoptosis. It's followed by karyorrhexis, or fragmentation of the nucleus. Pyknosis is also observed in the maturation of erythrocytes and the neutrophil. The ... (37 of 320 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Pyknosis

Collins Dictionary:

pyknotic

relating to a theory which holds that matter formation occurred as a result of ether condensation | [biology] relating to pyknosis (20 of 178 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pyknotic

New World Dictionary:

pyknosis | pyknosises [plural] | pycnosis | pycnosises [plural] | pyknotic [adjective, related]

a process of thickening, especially in the shrinking nucleus of a degenerating cell (13 of 22 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pyknosis

Wiktionary:

pyknotic | pycnotic

In the field of cytology, showing pyknosis. (7 of 8 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pyknotic

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

pyknotic

Origin: Greek pyknotikos meaning "to condense".

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pyknotic

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

pyknotic

Audio: British English pronunciation of "pyknotic"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/pyknotic

pycnotic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "pycnotic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "pycnotic"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/pycnotic

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