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[sahy-toh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-]
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noun Cell Biology.
  1. the division of the cell cytoplasm that usually follows mitotic or meiotic division of the nucleus.

Origin of cytokinesis

First recorded in 1915–20; cyto- + -kinesis
Related formscy·to·ki·net·ic [sahy-toh-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˌsaɪ toʊ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cytokinesis


  1. division of the cytoplasm of a cell, occurring at the end of mitosis or meiosis
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cytokinesis in Medicine


([object Object])
  1. The division of the cytoplasm of a cell following the division of the nucleus.
Related formscy′to•ki•netic (-nĕtĭk) adj.
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cytokinesis in Science


[sī′tō-kə-nēsĭs, -kī-]
  1. The division of the cytoplasm of a cell following the division of the nucleus during cell division. See Note at mitosis.
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