Pyknosis definitions

piknōsis
A process of thickening, esp. in the shrinking nucleus of a degenerating cell.
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In biology, shrinkage and condensing, such as that of a dying cell or the appearance of a cell's nucleus.
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Origin of pyknosis

From Ancient Greek πύκνωσις (puknōsis, “thickening"), from πυκνός (puknos, “compact").