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[kar-ee-oh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-] /ˌkær i oʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-/

noun, Cell Biology.
the series of active changes that take place in the nucleus of a living cell in the process of division.
/ˌkærɪəʊkɪˈniːsɪs; -kaɪ-/
the division of a cell nucleus in mitosis or meiosis

karyokinesis kar·y·o·ki·ne·sis (kār’ē-ō-kə-nē’sĭs)
See mitosis.
kar’y·o·ki·net’ic (-nět’ĭk) adj.


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