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kinetochore

[ ki-nee-tuh-kawr, -kohr, -net-uh-, kahy- ]
/ kɪˈni təˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr, -ˈnɛt ə-, kaɪ- /
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noun

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

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Origin of kinetochore

1930–35; kineto- + -chore<Greek chṓros place
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Medical definitions for kinetochore

kinetochore
[ kə-nĕtə-kôr′, -nētə-, kī- ]

n.

centromere
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