karyokinesis

noun
kar·yo·ki·ne·sis | \ ˌker-ē-ō-kə-ˈnē-səs , 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, 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

noun
kar·yo·ki·ne·sis | \ ˌkar-ē-ō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī- \
plural karyokineses\-ˌsēz \

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 \ adjective

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