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karyokinesis

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noun kar·yo·ki·ne·sis \ˌka-rē-ō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī-\

Definition of karyokinesis

  1. 1 :  the nuclear phenomena characteristic of mitosis

  2. 2 :  the whole process of mitosis

kar·yo·ki·net·ic play \-ˈne-tik\ adjective


Origin of karyokinesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1882


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karyokinesis

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noun kar·yo·ki·ne·sis \ˌkar-ē-ō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī-\

Medical Definition of karyokinesis

plural kar·yo·ki·ne·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. 1:  the nuclear phenomena characteristic of mitosis

  2. 2:  the whole process of mitosis—compare cytokinesis

  3. kar·yo·ki·net·ic \-ˈnet-ik\play adjective




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