from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cytology, the fibrillar net or reticulum which extends through the nucleus of the cell in the resting-stage.


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  • Its structure is that of an ordinary cell-nucleus, viz., it consists of a reticulum or karyomitome, the meshes of which are filled with karyoplasm, while connected with, or imbedded in, the reticulum are a number of chromatin masses or chromosomes, which may present the appearance of a skein or may assume the form of rods or loops.

    I. Embryology. 2. The Ovum

  • In fixed cells the nucleus seems to consist of a clear substance or karyoplasm and a network or karyomitome.

    I. Embryology. 1. The Animal Cell


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