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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A double star; applied to the nucleus of a cell, when, during cell division, the loops of the nuclear network separate into two groups, preparatory to the formation of two daughter nuclei.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A double star; -- applied to the nucleus of a cell, when, during cell division, the loops of the nuclear network separate into two groups, preparatory to the formation of two daughter nuclei. See karyokinesis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, a double star; the caryocinetic figure which results from the aster of a nucleus before this separates into two nuclei. See aster and caryocinesis. Also dyaster.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek twice + star. (Wiktionary)

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