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.

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Origin of cytokinesis

First recorded in 1915–20; cyto- + -kinesis

OTHER WORDS FROM cytokinesis

cy·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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Medical definitions for cytokinesis

cytokinesis
[ sī′tō-kə-nēsĭs, -kī- ]

n.

The division of the cytoplasm of a cell following the division of the nucleus.

Other words from cytokinesis

cy′to•ki•netic (-nĕtĭk) adj.
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Scientific 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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