a combining form with the meanings “movement,” “movable,” “moving,” used in the formation of compound words:
kinetograph; kinetosome.

word-forming element meaning “motion,” from Greek kineto-, comb. form of kinetos (see kinetic).

kineto- pref.
Movement: kinetoplast.


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    kinetocardiogram ki·net·o·car·di·o·gram (kə-nět’ō-kär’dē-ə-grām’, -nē’tō-, kī-) n. A graphic recording of the vibrations of the chest wall produced by cardiac activity. ki·net’o·car’di·o·graph’ (-grāf’) adj.

  • Kinetochore

    [ki-nee-tuh-kawr, -kohr, -net-uh-, kahy-] /kɪˈni təˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr, -ˈnɛt ə-, kaɪ-/ noun 1. Biology. the place on either side of the centromere to which the spindle fibers are attached during cell division. kinetochore ki·net·o·chore (kə-nět’ə-kôr’, -nē’tə-, kī-) n. See centromere.

  • Kinetogenic

    kinetogenic ki·net·o·gen·ic (kə-nět’ə-jěn’ĭk, -nē’tə-, kī-) adj. Causing or producing motion.

  • Kinetograph

    [ki-nee-tuh-graf, -grahf, -net-uh-, kahy-] /kɪˈni təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, -ˈnɛt ə-, kaɪ-/ noun 1. a camera for taking pictures for a kinetoscope.

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