cytokinesis

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noun cy·to·ki·ne·sis \ˌsī-tō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī-\

Definition of cytokinesis

  1. 1 :  the cytoplasmic changes accompanying mitosis

  2. 2 :  cleavage of the cytoplasm into daughter cells following nuclear division

cytokinetic

play \-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cytokinesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1919


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cytokinesis

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

Medical Definition of cytokinesis

plural

cytokineses

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  1. 1:  the cytoplasmic changes accompanying mitosis

  2. 2:  cleavage of the cytoplasm into daughter cells following nuclear division—compare karyokinesis

cytokinetic

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