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karyokinesis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Karyokinesis  \Kar"y*o*ki*ne`sis\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  nut, 
  kernel  +  ?  to  move.]  (Biol.) 
  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}. 




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