karyokinesis


kar·yo·ki·ne·sis

noun \ˌka-rē-ō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī-\

Definition of KARYOKINESIS

1
:  the nuclear phenomena characteristic of mitosis
2
:  the whole process of mitosis
kar·yo·ki·net·ic \-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin of KARYOKINESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1882

kar·yo·ki·ne·sis

noun \ˌkar-ē-ō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural kar·yo·ki·ne·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of KARYOKINESIS

1
: the nuclear phenomena characteristic of mitosis
2
: the whole process of mitosis—compare cytokinesis
kar·yo·ki·net·ic \-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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