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(Biology) the division of a cell nucleus in mitosis or meiosis
[C19: from karyo- + Greek kinēsis movement]
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kar•y•o•ki•ne•sis(ˌkær i oʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-)
the series of changes that take place in a dividing cell nucleus; mitosis or meiosis.
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|Noun||1.||karyokinesis - organic process consisting of the division of the nucleus of a cell during mitosis or meiosis|
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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