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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. ( 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. ( 3. (Biology) The process in which the cytoplasm of a cell divides following the division of the nucleus. ( adj., cytokinetic Word origin: From the greek cyto- (cell) and -kinesis (motion,...

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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. ( Word origin: from Greek κύτος, kytos, a hollow + -λογία,...

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