(in plant cells) a plate that develops at the midpoint between the two groups of chromosomes in a dividing cell and that is involved in forming the wall between the two new daughter cells.
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- cell line,
- cell lineage,
- cell membrane,
- cell pack,
- cell phone,
- cell sap,
- cell theory,
- cell wall,
- cell-mediated immune response,
- cell-mediated immunity
Origin of cell plate
First recorded in 1880–85
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A partition that is formed during telophase of cell division in plants and some algae and that separates the two newly formed daughter cells.
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