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karyokinesis

[ kar-ee-oh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy- ]
/ ˌkær i oʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ- /
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noun Cell Biology.
the series of active changes that take place in the nucleus of a living cell in the process of division.
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Origin of karyokinesis

First recorded in 1880–85; karyo- + -kinesis

OTHER WORDS FROM karyokinesis

kar·y·o·ki·net·ic [kar-ee-oh-ki-net-ik, -kahy-], /ˌkær i oʊ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for karyokinesis

karyokinesis
/ (ˌkærɪəʊkɪˈniːsɪs, -kaɪ-) /

noun
the division of a cell nucleus in mitosis or meiosis

Derived forms of karyokinesis

karyokinetic (ˌkærɪəʊkɪˈnɛtɪk, -kaɪ-), adjective

Word Origin for karyokinesis

C19: from karyo- + Greek kinēsis movement
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