karyofission etymology

English word karyofission comes from English fission, English karyo- (Relating to the nucleus of cells.)

Detailed word origin of karyofission

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fission English (eng) (biology) The process by which a bacterium splits to form two daughter cells.. (physics) The process of splitting the nucleus of an atom into smaller particles; nuclear fission. The process whereby one item splits to become two. (intransitive) To undergo fission.. (transitive) To cause to undergo fission.
karyo- English (eng) Relating to the nucleus of cells.
karyofission English (eng) The fission of the nuclei of cells.

Words with the same origin as karyofission

Descendants of karyo-
dikaryophyte karyoclasis karyoclastic karyocyte karyoevolution karyogamic karyogamy karyogenesis karyogenic karyogram karyokinesis karyolymph karyolytic karyomegaly karyomere karyomeric karyomorph karyoplast karyorrhectic karyorrhexis karyotype karyotypic megakaryoblast megakaryoblastic