ookinesis

noun
oo·​kinesis | \ ¦ōə+ \
plural ookineses

Definition of ookinesis

: the nuclear phenomenon incidental to maturation and fertilization of an egg

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History and Etymology for ookinesis

New Latin, from o- + -kinesis

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“Ookinesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ookinesis. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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