karyon

Definitions of karyon
  1. noun
    a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
    synonyms: cell nucleus, nucleus
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    types:
    pronucleus
    the nucleus of the ovum or sperm after fertilization but before they fuse to form the nucleus of the zygote
    subthalamic nucleus
    an oval mass of grey matter located in the caudal part of the subthalamus; associated with the striate body
    type of:
    cell organ, cell organelle, organelle
    a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ
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