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mitotic spindle

spindle (def 11). Unabridged
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mitotic spindle in Medicine

mitotic spindle n.
The fusiform figure characteristic of a dividing cell, consisting of microtubules, some of which become attached to each chromosome at its centromere and provide the mechanism for chromosomal movement. Also called nuclear spindle.

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