daughter cell

[ dôtər ]

n.

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

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Scientific 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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