cytokinesis

noun cy·to·ki·ne·sis \ 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

cytokinetic

play \ˌsī-tō-kə-ˈne-tik, -kī-\ adjective

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cytokinesis

noun cy·to·ki·ne·sis \ ˌsīt-ō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī- \

medical Definition of cytokinesis

plural cytokineses play \-ˌsēz\
1 : the cytoplasmic changes accompanying mitosis
2 : cleavage of the cytoplasm into daughter cells following nuclear division — compare karyokinesis

cytokinetic

play \-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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