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(Kar"sten*ite) n. Same as Anhydrite.
(Kar"vel) n. [Obs.] See Carvel, and Caravel.
(||Kar"y*o*ki*ne`sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ka`ryon a nut, kernel + kinei^n to move.] (Biol.)
The indirect division of cells in which, prior to division of the cell protoplasm, complicated changes take
place in the nucleus, attended with movement of the nuclear fibrils; opposed to karyostenosis. The
nucleus becomes enlarged and convoluted, and finally the threads are separated into two groups which
ultimately become disconnected and constitute the daughter nuclei. Called also mitosis. See Cell
development, under Cell.
(Kar`y*o*ki*net"ic) a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to karyokinesis; as, karyokinetic changes of
(||Kar`y*om"i*ton) n. [NL., Gr. ka`ryon a nut + mi`tos a thread.] (Biol.) The reticular network
of fine fibers, of which the nucleus of a cell is in part composed; in opposition to kytomiton, or the
network in the body of the cell. W. Flemming.
(||Kar`y*o*plas"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ka`ryon a nut + pla`sma a thing molded.] (Biol.)
The protoplasmic substance of the nucleus of a cell: nucleoplasm; in opposition to kytoplasma, the
protoplasm of the cell.
(||Kar`y*o*ste*no"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ka`ryon a nut, kernel + a being straitened.] (Biol.)
Direct cell division (in which there is first a simple division of the nucleus, without any changes in its
structure, followed by division of the protoplasm of the cell); in opposition to karyokinesis.
(Kar`y*o*ste*not"ic) a. (Biol.) Pertaining to, or connected with, karyostenosis; as, the
karyostenotic mode of nuclear division.
(Ka*sack") n. (Ethnol.) Same as Cossack.
(Kat) n. (Bot.) An Arabian shrub (Catha edulis) the leaves of which are used as tea by the Arabs.
(Kat`a*bol"ic) a. (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to katabolism; as, katabolic processes, which
give rise to substances (katastates) of decreasing complexity and increasing stability.
(Ka*tab"o*lism) n. [Gr. down + to throw.] (Physiol.) Destructive or downward metabolism; regressive
metamorphism; opposed to anabolism. See Disassimilation.
(Kat"a*state) n. [Gr. down + to cause to stand.] (Physiol.) A substance formed by a katabolic
process; opposed to anastate. See Katabolic.
(Kate) n. (Zoöl.) The brambling finch.
(Kath"e*tal) a. [Gr. a perpendicular line. See Cathetus.] (Math.) Making a right angle; perpendicular,
as two lines or two sides of a triangle, which include a right angle.
(Kath`e*tom"e*ter) n. Same as Cathetometer.
(Kat`ti*mun"doo) n. A caoutchouc-like substance obtained from the milky juice of the East
Indian Euphorbia Kattimundoo. It is used as a cement.
(Ka"ty*did`) n. (Zoöl.) A large, green, arboreal, orthopterous insect (Cyrtophyllus concavus) of
the family Locustidæ, common in the United States. The males have stridulating organs at the bases of
the front wings. During the summer and autumn, in the evening, the males make a peculiar, loud, shrill
sound, resembling the combination Katy-did, whence the name.