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CYTOKINESIS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cytokinesis mean? 

CYTOKINESIS (noun)
  The noun CYTOKINESIS has 1 sense:

1. organic process consisting of the division of the cytoplasm of a cell following karyokinesis bringing about the separation into two daughter cells

  Familiarity information: CYTOKINESIS used as a noun is very rare.


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CYTOKINESIS (noun)


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Meaning:

Organic process consisting of the division of the cytoplasm of a cell following karyokinesis bringing about the separation into two daughter cells

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("cytokinesis" is a kind of...):

biological process; organic process (a process occurring in living organisms)

Holonyms ("cytokinesis" is a part of...):

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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