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cytokinesis Line breaks: cyto|kin¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌɪtə(ʊ)kʌɪˈniːsɪs/

Definition of cytokinesis in English:


[mass noun] Biology
The cytoplasmic division of a cell at the end of mitosis or meiosis, bringing about the separation into two daughter cells.
Example sentences
  • Structural proteins are also used during mitosis and cytokinesis, the processes by which a cell reproduces itself.
  • The phialides produce chains of uninucleate conidia after repeated mitotic division and cytokinesis.
  • In plants, actin filaments have been implicated in cytokinesis, cell expansion and development.
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