Definitions for karyokinesisˌkær i oʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
kar•y•o•ki•ne•sisˌkær i oʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-(n.)
the series of changes that take place in a dividing cell nucleus; mitosis or meiosis.
Category: Cell Biology
Origin of karyokinesis:
organic process consisting of the division of the nucleus of a cell during mitosis or meiosis
The process of change that takes place during the division of a cell nucleus at mitosis or meiosis.
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
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"karyokinesis." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2013. Web. 25 May 2013. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/karyokinesis>.