Histology Glossary - K
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A Glossary of Histological and Micro-Anatomical Terms
|Histology Glossary: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z|
|Including historical origins and eponyms compiled by Dr Brian Freeman, Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, revised 2000.|
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|Abbreviations: ( ) plural form in brackets, A. Arabic, abb. abbreviation, c. circa =about, F. French adj. adjective, G. Greek, Ge. German, cf. compare, L. Latin, dim. diminutive, NA. Nomina anatomica, q.v. which see, OF. Old French|
karyon G. = nucleus, nut.
karyolysis G. " + lysis = a loosening; disappearance of nucleus on cell death.
karyorrhexis G. " + rhexis = rupture; fragmentation of a nucleus during cell death and apoptosis.
karyotype G. " + typos = mark; a photomicrograph of all chromosomes from a nucleus arrested in metaphase, which chromosomes are then cut out and arranged in order of size.
keratin G. keras = horn; protein of hair, nails, horny tissue.
keratohyaline protein (derived from eleidin) in granules in cells of stratum granulosum of epidermis.
Kerckring, Theodorus. 1640-1693 Amsterdam & Hamburg physician; valves of K. = plicae circulares (q.v.) in small intesine.
kinocilium G. kinesis = movement + cilium = eyelash; unique long cilium on hair cells of sensory epithelium of labyrinth.
Krause, Karl Friedrich Theodor. 1797-1868 Hannover anatomist; glands of K. = accessory lacrimal glands near superior fornix of conjunctiva; K.'s membrane = Dobbie's line = Z-disc of sarcomere of striated muscle cell; K.'s corpuscles = sensory end-bulbs in skin.
Kupffer, Karl Wilhelm von. 1829-1902 Kiel, Munich anatomist; K. cell = a stellate, sinusoidal macrophage of the liver (1876).
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