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Definition 1: a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for karyon in the sense of this definition

(karyon is a kind of ...) a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ

"the first organelle to be identified was the nucleus"

(... is a kind of karyon ) an oval mass of grey matter located in the caudal part of the subthalamus; associated with the striate body

(... is a kind of karyon ) the nucleus of the ovum or sperm after fertilization but before they fuse to form the nucleus of the zygote

(karyon is a part of ...) a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order

"humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"

(karyon is a part of ...) an obsolete term for the network of viscous material in the cell nucleus on which the chromatin granules were thought to be suspended

(karyon is a part of ...) the part of a cell nucleus that is relatively uncolored by stains or dyes

(karyon is a part of ...) the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins; during mitotic division it condenses into chromosomes

(karyon is a part of ...) a small round body of protein in a cell nucleus; such organelles contain RNA and are involved in protein synthesis

(... is part of karyon) (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

(karyon is made of the substance ...) the protoplasm that constitutes the nucleus of a cell

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