daughter cell daugh·ter cell (dô'tər)
Either of the two identical cells that form when a cell divides.
Ste Austreberte, the daughter cell of St Saëns, was hardly more than a grange with a chapel attached.
The chromosomes are distributed entire, half to one daughter cell, half to the other (reducing division of Weismann, 1887).
A portion of the nucleus of the parent cell makes its way through the extremely narrow neck into the daughter cell.