mitotic spindle


noun

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Medical definitions for mitotic spindle

mitotic spindle

n.

The fusiform figure characteristic of a dividing cell, consisting of microtubules, some of which become attached to each chromosome at its centromere and provide the mechanism for chromosomal movement.nuclear spindle
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