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spindle fiber

spindle fiber in Medicine

spindle fiber n.
One of a network of achromatic filaments that extend inward from the poles of a dividing cell, forming a spindle-shaped figure.

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  • The odd chromosome is always more or less eccentric and is attached by a spindle fiber to one pole.

    Studies in Spermatogenesis Nettie Maria Stevens

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