karyotype etymology

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

Detailed word origin of karyotype

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-type English (eng) (biology) Used to form words referring to groups of organisms characterized by the presence of a specific feature. Impressed form; stamp; print. Typical form.
karyo- English (eng) Relating to the nucleus of cells.
кариотип Russian (rus)
karyotype English (eng) To investigate or record such characteristics (genetics) A record of such characteristics, usually photographic.. (genetics) The observed characteristics (number, type, shape, etc) of the chromosomes of an individual or species.. (obsolete, genetics) A group of individuals or species that have the same chromosomal characteristics.

Words with the same origin as karyotype

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