Definition of Karyokinesis

1. Noun. Organic process consisting of the division of the nucleus of a cell during mitosis or meiosis.

Group relationships: Meiosis, Miosis, Reduction Division, Mitosis
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Karyokinetic



Definition of Karyokinesis

1. n. 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.

Definition of Karyokinesis

1. Noun. (biology) The process of change that takes place during the division of a cell nucleus at mitosis or meiosis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Karyokinesis

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Medical Definition of Karyokinesis

1. 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. Synonym: mitosis. See Cell development, under Cell. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A nut, kernel + to move. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Karyokinesis

karyo-
karyochrome
karyochrome cell
karyoclasis
karyocyte
karyoevolution
karyogamic
karyogamies
karyogamy
karyogenesis
karyogenic
karyogonad
karyogram
karyograms
karyokineses
karyokinesis (current term)
karyokinetic
karyokinetically
karyologic
karyological
karyologies
karyology
karyolymph
karyolymphs
karyolysis
karyolytic
karyomegaly
karyomere
karyomicrosome
karyomitome

Literary usage of Karyokinesis

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1. Biology: An Introductory Study for Use in Colleges by Herbert William Conn (1912)
"The process known as karyokinesis or mitosis (Gr. mitos = thread) is alike in ... In the *As here described karyokinesis applies chiefly to animal cells. ..."

2. Elementary Botany by George Francis Atkinson (1898)
"Significance of karyokinesis and reduction.—The precision with which the ... The full import of karyokinesis and reduction is perhaps not yet known, ..."

3. Elements of Plant Anatomy by Emily Lovira Gregory (1895)
"Indirect Nuclear Division, or karyokinesis. The different phases through which the nucleus passes in this method of division has been studied in various ..."

4. Darwin and After Darwin: An Exposition of the Darwinian Theory and a by George John Romanes, Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1892)
"karyokinesis of a typical tissue-cell (epithelium of Salamander). (After Flemming and Klein.) The series from A to I represents the successive stages in the ..."

5. Guide to the British Mycetozoa Exhibited in the Department of Botany by Arthur Lister (1903)
"Meanwhile the nucleus is passing through the process of division by karyokinesis, and in the course of a few minutes the two halves of the ..."

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