cell plate


noun

(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.

Nearby words

  1. cell line,
  2. cell lineage,
  3. cell membrane,
  4. cell pack,
  5. cell phone,
  6. cell sap,
  7. cell theory,
  8. cell wall,
  9. cell-mediated immune response,
  10. cell-mediated immunity

Origin of cell plate

First recorded in 1880–85

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Science definitions for cell plate

cell plate

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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