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mother cell in Medicine

mother cell

n.
  1. A cell that divides to produce two or more daughter cells.metrocyte
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  • The large spores are formed eight together in a mother-cell.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Cell-development always takes place within existing cells, and either one or many new cells may be formed within the mother-cell.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • Inside the mother-cell were to be found young developing cells of spherical shape, lacking however a nucleus.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • The true nucleus of the cartilage cell was probably in the same way the original generator of the mother-cell.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • The mother-cell perished in the very act of giving birth to her brood.


mother cell in Science

mother cell

[mŭð′ər]
  1. See parent cell.
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