karyostenosis definition

  • noun:
    • Direct mobile division (for which there is initially an easy unit associated with the nucleus, without the alterations in its framework, followed by unit associated with protoplasm for the cell); -- in opposition to karyokinesis.
    • Amitosis, akinesia, or direct cell-division, as distinguished from mitosis or karvokinesis: so called since the nucleus divides by quick constriction without creating a spindle. See amitosis, with cut.

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