heterokinesis

noun
het·​ero·​kinesis | \ ¦hetə(ˌ)rō+ \

Definition of heterokinesis

: qualitative nuclear division used of the meiotic reduction division in the heterogametic sex

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from heterokinesis

heterokinetic \ "+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for heterokinesis

New Latin, from heter- + -kinesis

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about heterokinesis

Statistics for heterokinesis

Cite this Entry

“Heterokinesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterokinesis. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

Comments on heterokinesis

What made you want to look up heterokinesis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!