pykno-, pyk-

Thick, dense, compact. [G. pyknos]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • pykno... — pyk|no..., Pyk|no..., vor Vokalen auch pykn..., Pykn... <nach gr. pyknós »dicht, fest, derb«> Wortbildungselement mit der Bedeutung »dicht; untersetzt, gedrungen«, z. B. Pyknometer, Pyknit …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pyk- — See pykno …   Medical dictionary

  • pykn... — pyk|n...*, Pyk|n... vgl. ↑pykno..., Pykno …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pyknosis — A thickening or condensation; specifically, a condensation and reduction in size of the cell or its nucleus, usually associated with hyperchromatosis; nuclear p. is a stage of necrosis. [pykno + G. osis, condition] * * * pyk·no·sis also… …   Medical dictionary

  • pyknomorphous — Denoting a cell or tissue that stains deeply because the stainable material is closely packed. [pykno + G. morphe, form, shape] * * * pyk·no·mor·phous (pik″no morґfəs) [pykno + morph + ous] having the stainable elements compactly… …   Medical dictionary

  • pyknodysostosis — A condition characterized by short stature, delayed closure of the fontanels, and hypoplasia of the terminal phalanges. Autosomal recessive inheritance. SYN: osteopetrosis acro osteolytica. [pykno + G. dys , difficult, + osteon …   Medical dictionary

  • pyknometer — pyknometer, pyknometric, pyknometry var of PYCNOMETER, PYCNOMETRIC, PYCNOMETRY * * * pyk·nom·e·ter (pik nomґə tər) [pykno + meter] an instrument for determining the specific gravity of fluids …   Medical dictionary

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