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 (kăr′ē-ō-kə-nē′sĭs, -kī-)


(ˌkærɪəʊkɪˈniːsɪs; -kaɪ-)
(Biology) the division of a cell nucleus in mitosis or meiosis
[C19: from karyo- + Greek kinēsis movement]
karyokinetic adj


(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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Noun1.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
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
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Karyokinesis was observed to proceed perpendicular to the egg surface (Fig.
Cells have big nuclei with hyperchromatism and pleomorphism, and karyokinesis is increased (a, 20x).
which are characterized by abundant cytoplasm, weak staining, loss of nuclei membrane, irregular chromosome called “aborted karyokinesis,” and the lesion is easily misdiagnosed as glioma.