Definition of karyotyping in English:

karyotyping

noun

Medicine Biology
  • [mass noun] The determination of a karyotype, e.g. to detect chromosomal abnormalities.

    • ‘Women's case notes were examined to identify indication for karyotyping, gestation at diagnosis, and outcome of pregnancy.’
    • ‘Both the cases had no consistent abnormality confirmed by genomic karyotyping.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, invasive tests required to obtain tissue for fetal karyotyping (chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis) cause loss of the pregnancy in about 1% of cases.’
    • ‘These deletions are also found in bronchogenic carcinomas, thus karyotyping does not differentiate mesothelioma from adenocarcinoma of the lung.’
    • ‘A chromosome number of four was confirmed by cytological karyotyping.’

Pronunciation:

karyotyping

/ˈkarɪəʊtʌɪpɪŋ/