daughter cell

[ dôtər ]

n.

Either of the two identical cells that form when a cell divides.

Nearby words

  1. daudet, léon,
  2. dauerschlaf,
  3. daugava,
  4. daugavpils,
  5. daughter,
  6. daughter cyst,
  7. daughter language,
  8. daughter star,
  9. daughter-in-law,
  10. daughterly


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Science definitions for daughter cell

daughter cell

[ dôtər ]

Either of the two cells formed when a cell undergoes cell division by mitosis. Daughter cells are genetically identical to the parent cell because they contain the same number and type of chromosomes.
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