- a specialized structure on the chromosome, appearing during cell division as the constricted central region where the two chromatids are held together and form an X shape.
Origin of centromere
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- the dense nonstaining region of a chromosome that attaches it to the spindle during mitosis
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- The most condensed and constricted region of a chromosome to which the spindle fiber is attached during mitosis.kinetochore
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