cytokinesis


cy·to·ki·ne·sis

noun \ˌsī-tō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī-\

Definition of CYTOKINESIS

1
:  the cytoplasmic changes accompanying mitosis
2
:  cleavage of the cytoplasm into daughter cells following nuclear division
cy·to·ki·net·ic \-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin of CYTOKINESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1919

cy·to·ki·ne·sis

noun \ˌsīt-ō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cy·to·ki·ne·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of CYTOKINESIS

1
: the cytoplasmic changes accompanying mitosis
2
: cleavage of the cytoplasm into daughter cells following nuclear division—compare karyokinesis
cy·to·ki·net·ic \-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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