Definition of Karyon

1. Noun. A part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction.

Exact synonyms: Cell Nucleus, Nucleus
Group relationships: Cell
Specialized synonyms: Pronucleus, Subthalamic Nucleus
Terms within: Karyoplasm, Nucleoplasm
Terms within: Nucleole, Nucleolus, Chromatin, Chromatin Granule, Achromatin, Linin, Chromosome
Generic synonyms: Cell Organ, Cell Organelle, Organelle
Derivative terms: Nucleate



Definition of Karyon

1. Noun. (cytology) The nucleus of a cell ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Karyon

1. the cell nucleus [n -S]

Medical Definition of Karyon

1. Synonym: nucleus. Origin: G. Karyon, a nut, kernel (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Karyon

karyokinetically
karyologic
karyological
karyologies
karyology
karyolymph
karyolymphs
karyolysis
karyolytic
karyomegaly
karyomere
karyomicrosome
karyomitome
karyomiton
karyomorphism
karyon (current term)
karyons
karyophage
karyopherin
karyopherins
karyoplasm
karyoplasma
karyoplasmolysis
karyoplast
karyoplastin
karyoplasts
karyopyknosis
karyopyknotic
karyorrhexis

Literary usage of Karyon

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1. Practitioner's medical dictionary by George Milbry Gould (1910)
"Syn., Aster. Karyo- (kar-eo-) [karyon}. A prefix signifying relating to the karyon or cell-nucleus ..."

2. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"... karyon, nut). A genus of palms, natives of the East Indies. One species (Caryota urens) is remarkable for the acridity of its fruit, which produces a ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... an excellent symposium volume, consisting of 16 original articles, a reprint of EC Dougherty's abstract (1957) introducing the terms "pro- karyon" and ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"JB KELLER and WM ASTROCARYUM (Greek, astron, star, and karyon. nut ; referring to star-like arrangement of the fruits I. ..."

5. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1919)
"... forming a syn- karyon; fertilization is then complete, and in this condition tin; oocyst is passed from the original host and falls to the ground, ..."

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