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Cytokinesis

Noun 1. The division of the cytoplasm and the plasma membrane following the division of the nucleus resulting into two cells, each having its own nucleus and cytoplasm surrounded by a plasma membrane. (biology-online.org) 2. The process in which the cytoplasm of a single eukaryotic cell is divided to form two daughter cells. It usually initiates during the late stages of mitosis, and sometimes meiosis, splitting a bi-nucleate cell in two, to ensure that chromosome number is maintained from one generation to the next. (Wikipedia.com) 3. (Biology) The process in which the cytoplasm of a cell divides following the division of the nucleus. (Wiktionary.com) adj., cytokinetic Word origin: From the greek cyto- (cell) and -kinesis (motion,...

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Cytology

Noun 1. The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and function of cells. (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.) 2. The study of cells, their origin, structure, function and pathology; it implies the use of light or electron microscopic methods for the study of morphology, and as a means to diagnose or test for cancer and other diseases. (Biology-online.org) Word origin: from Greek κύτος, kytos, a hollow + -λογία,...

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