Cytokinesis vs. Mitosis



(biology) The process in which the cytoplasm of a cell divides following the division of the nucleus.


(cytology) The division of a cell nucleus in which the genome is copied and separated into two identical halves. It is normally followed by cell division.


organic process consisting of the division of the cytoplasm of a cell following karyokinesis bringing about the separation into two daughter cells


See Karyokinesis.


Cytokinesis () is the part of the cell division process during which the cytoplasm of a single eukaryotic cell divides into two daughter cells. Cytoplasmic division begins during or after the late stages of nuclear division in mitosis and meiosis.


cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes


a type of cell division that results in two daughter cells each having the same number and kind of chromosomes as the parent nucleus, typical of ordinary tissue growth

‘the single large egg cell subdivides by repeated mitosis’; ‘each mitosis seems to be associated with an increase in calcium’;


In cell biology, mitosis () is a part of the cell cycle in which replicated chromosomes are separated into two new nuclei. Cell division gives rise to genetically identical cells in which the total number of chromosomes is maintained.

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