Definition of cytokinesis in English:


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


[mass noun] Biology
  • The cytoplasmic division of a cell at the end of mitosis or meiosis, bringing about the separation into two daughter cells.
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    • 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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