pyknosis definition by Webster's New World
noun pl. pyknoses
a process of thickening, esp. in the shrinking nucleus of a degenerating cell
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- pyknotic adjective
pyknosis - Medical Definition
A condensation and reduction in the size of a cell or cell nucleus, usually associated with hyperchromatosis.