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Definition of "cytokinesis" []

  • The division of the cytoplasm of a cell following the division of the nucleus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cytokinesis" in a sentence
  • "Cytokinesis - The final stage in the process of cell division is known as cytokinesis, which usually begins during late anaphase or early telophase (before mitosis ends) as the nuclear envelope and nucleoli are reforming and the chromosomes are de-condensing (see Figure 1 (f))."
  • "In this quest we are currently focusing on a family of proteins called the ESCRTs which defines and manipulates membrane shapes for several cellular as well as pathological processes such as cytokinesis, multivesicular body biogenesis, phagocytosis and"
  • "Do you reproduce by mitosis and cytokinesis like amoebas do?"