ookinesis

ookinesis

[oh-uh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-]
noun Cell Biology.
the series of nuclear changes occurring in the ovum during maturation and fertilization.

Origin:
oo- + -kinesis

ookinetic [oh-uh-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] , adjective
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ookinesis o·o·ki·ne·sis (ō'ə-kə-nē'sĭs, -kī-)
n.
The chromosomal movements of the egg that take place during maturation and fertilization.

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