Karyolysis


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karyolysis

[‚kar·ē′äl·ə·səs]
(cell and molecular biology)
Dissolution of a cell nucleus.

Karyolysis

 

dissolution of the nucleus of a cell; the laststage of necrobiosis (following karyopyknosis and karyorrhexis)before the death of a cell. In the karyolytic nucleus the ability to be stained is lost, since the nucleic acids break down intophosphoric acid and purine bases, which do not take up basicdyes.