karyorrhexis etymology

English word karyorrhexis comes from English rhexis, English karyo- (Relating to the nucleus of cells.)

Detailed word origin of karyorrhexis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
rhexis English (eng) (medicine, especially, _, ophthalmology) The rupture of an organ.
karyo- English (eng) Relating to the nucleus of cells.
karyorrhexis English (eng) The destructive fragmentation of the nucleus of a dying cell whereby its chromatin is distributed irregularly throughout the cytoplasm.

Words with the same origin as karyorrhexis

Descendants of rhexis
Descendants of karyo-
dikaryophyte karyoclasis karyoclastic karyocyte karyoevolution karyofission karyogamic karyogamy karyogenesis karyogenic karyogram karyokinesis karyolymph karyolytic karyomegaly karyomere karyomeric karyomorph karyoplast karyotype karyotypic megakaryoblast megakaryoblastic