Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See pycnotic.

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  • adjective In the field of cytology, showing pyknosis.

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  • adjective of or relating to or exhibiting pyknosis

Etymologies

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From Greek pyknotikos meaning "to condense".

Examples

  • "I think that this pyknotic theory of substance will prove more acceptable to every biologist who is convinced of the unity of nature than the kinetic theory which prevails in physics to-day"

    Life and Matter A Criticism of Professor Haeckel's 'Riddle of the Universe'

  • Moreover, the number of osteoclasts increased as the cumulative dose of of these osteoclasts were giant cells with pyknotic nuclei that were adjacent to superficial resorption cavities.

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  • Sixteen hours later, cells from both groups were subjected to OGD for 6 hrs, fixed under hypoxia, the nuclei were Hoechst-stained and then scored (in a blinded fashion) for presence of either a normal vs pyknotic / mis-shapen / condensed morphology.

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  • Over twice as many pyknotic nuclei were scored in ZEB KO cells as compared to their wt counterparts.

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  • GFP-positive neurons were processed and scored (in a blinded fashion) for having either a normal vs a pyknotic / mis-shapen / condensed morphology.

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  • Moreover, the number of osteoclasts increased as the cumulative dose of of these osteoclasts were giant cells with pyknotic nuclei that were adjacent to superficial resorption cavities.

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  • Moreover, the number of osteoclasts increased as the cumulative dose of of these osteoclasts were giant cells with pyknotic nuclei that were adjacent to superficial resorption cavities.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Moreover, the number of osteoclasts increased as the cumulative dose of of these osteoclasts were giant cells with pyknotic nuclei that were adjacent to superficial resorption cavities.

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  • Moreover, the number of osteoclasts increased as the cumulative dose of of these osteoclasts were giant cells with pyknotic nuclei that were adjacent to superficial resorption cavities.

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  • Top graph: in every case except for NO, at a given concentration / level of the indicated treatment, and at the time points examined, on average, less than half as many nuclei in neurons over-expressing ZEB1 showed a shrunken / pyknotic / condensed morphology compared with their GFP-expressing counter-parts.

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