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The division of the cytoplasm of a cell following the division of the nucleus.
cy′to·ki·net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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(Genetics) division of the cytoplasm of a cell, occurring at the end of mitosis or meiosis
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cy•to•ki•ne•sis(ˌsaɪ toʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-)
the division of the cell cytoplasm that usu. follows mitotic or meiotic division of the nucleus.
cy`to•ki•net′ic (-ˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||cytokinesis - organic process consisting of the division of the cytoplasm of a cell following karyokinesis bringing about the separation into two daughter cells|
meiosis, miosis, reduction division - (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)
mitosis - cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes
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