kinetochore

[ ki-nee-tuh-kawr, -kohr, -net-uh-, kahy- ]

noun
  1. Biology. the place on either side of the centromere to which the spindle fibers are attached during cell division.

Origin of kinetochore

1
1930–35; kineto- + -chore<Greek chṓros place

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