karyokinesis

noun
kar·​yo·​ki·​ne·​sis | \ ˌker-ē-ō-kə-ˈnē-səs How to pronounce karyokinesis (audio) , ˌka-rē-, -kī- \

Definition of karyokinesis

1 : the nuclear phenomena characteristic of mitosis
2 : the whole process of mitosis

Other Words from karyokinesis

karyokinetic \ ˌker-​ē-​ō-​kə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce karyokinesis (audio) , ˌka-​rē-​ , -​kī-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of karyokinesis

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for karyokinesis

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“Karyokinesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/karyokinesis. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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karyokinesis

noun
kar·​yo·​ki·​ne·​sis | \ ˌkar-ē-ō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī- How to pronounce karyokinesis (audio) \
plural karyokineses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce karyokinesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of karyokinesis

1 : the nuclear phenomena characteristic of mitosis
2 : the whole process of mitosis — compare cytokinesis

Other Words from karyokinesis

karyokinetic \ -​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce karyokinesis (audio) \ adjective

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