cytokinesis

[ sahy-toh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy- ]
/ ˌsaɪ toʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ- /

noun Cell Biology.

the division of the cell cytoplasm that usually follows mitotic or meiotic division of the nucleus.

Nearby words

  1. cytogenous,
  2. cytogeny,
  3. cytoglucopenia,
  4. cytoid,
  5. cytokine,
  6. cytokinin,
  7. cytol.,
  8. cytologic smear,
  9. cytologist,
  10. cytology

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

cytokinesis

/ (ˌsaɪtəʊkɪˈniːsɪs, -kaɪ-) /

noun

division of the cytoplasm of a cell, occurring at the end of mitosis or meiosis
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Medicine definitions for cytokinesis

cytokinesis

[ sī′tō-kə-nēsĭs, -kī- ]

n.

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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Science definitions for cytokinesis

cytokinesis

[ sī′tō-kə-nēsĭs, -kī- ]

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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