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Karyogamy

kar′ē-og′ă-mē Noun 1. Karyogamy is the fusion of pronuclei of two cells, as part of syngamy, fertilization, or true bacterial conjugation. It is one of the two major modes of reproduction in fungi. In fungi that lack sexual cycles, it is an important source of genetic variation through the formation of somatic diploids. (wikipedia.org) 2. The fusion of two nuclei within a cell, especially as the second stage of syngamy. (wiktionary.org) 3. The fusion of two nuclei. (biology-online.org) 4. Fusion of the nuclei of two cells, as occurs in fertilization or true conjugation. (medilexicon.com) Word origin: From the Greek karuo- (from karuon) meaning nut and -gamos meaning marriage.It is mainly found in fungal phylum...

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Karyokinesis

/ˌkarē-ōkəˈnēsis/ Noun 1. The process of change that takes place during the division of a cell nucleus at mitosis or meiosis.(wiktionary.org) 2. Organic process consisting of the division of the nucleus of a cell during mitosis or meiosis. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 3. Division of a cell nucleus during mitosis. (Google...

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Karyokinesis

ka-rē-ō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī- Noun, pl. karyokineses 1. The actual division of the cell nucleus into two daughter nuclei during mitosis. (biology-online.org) 2. The process by which the Cell Nucleus is divided. (online-medical-dictionary.org) Syn: mitosis adj., karyokinetic Word origin: From New...

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Karyopyknosis

Noun 1. The irreversible condensation of chromatin in the nucleus of a cell undergoing necrosis or apoptosis. (wikipedia.org) 2. Cytologic characteristics of the nucleus of a cell that is in the process of programmed or induced cell death. (medilexicon.com) 3. Cytologic characteristics of the superficial or cornified cells of stratified squamous epithelium in which there is shrinkage of the nuclei and condensation of the chromatin into structureless masses. (biology-online.org) Syn: Pyknosis Word origin: From Greek karyon “nut, kernel,” + from Greek kinesis “movement,...

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