[ki-nee-tuh-kawr, -kohr, -net-uh-, kahy-]
- Biology. the place on either side of the centromere to which the spindle fibers are attached during cell division.
Origin of kinetochore
1930–35; kineto- + -chore < Greek chṓros place
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(kə-nĕt′ə-kôr′, -nē′tə-, kī-)
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