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Meaning of KARYOKINESIS

Pronunciation:  `kareeowki'neesis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  organic process consisting of the division of the nucleus of a cell during mitosis or meiosis
 

KARYOKINESIS is a 12 letter word that starts with K.

 

 See Also: biological process, meiosis, miosis, mitosis, organic process, reduction division

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Kar"y*o*ki*ne`sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a nut,
kernel + ? to move.] (Biol.)
The indirect division of cells in which, prior to division of
the cell protoplasm, complicated changes take place in the
nucleus, attended with movement of the nuclear fibrils; --
opposed to {karyostenosis}. The nucleus becomes enlarged and
convoluted, and finally the threads are separated into two
groups which ultimately become disconnected and constitute
the daughter nuclei. Called also {mitosis}. See {Cell
development}, under {Cell}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The process of nuclear division in eukaryotic cells that produces two daughter cells from one mother cell, all of which are genetically identical to each other.
 

 

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