cell cycle

noun
  1. the cycle of growth and asexual reproduction of a cell, consisting of interphase followed in actively dividing cells by prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.

Origin of cell cycle

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for cell cycle

cell cycle

noun
  1. the growth cycle of eukaryotic cells. It is divided into five stages, known as G 0, in which the cell is quiescent, G 1 and G 2, in which it increases in size, S, in which it duplicates its DNA, and M, in which it undergoes mitosis and divides
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cell cycle in Medicine

cell cycle

n.
  1. The series of biochemical and structural events involving the growth, replication, and division of a eukaryotic cell.
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