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The mother-cell perished in the very act of giving birth to her brood.The Drama of Love and Death|Edward Carpenter
The large spores are formed eight together in a mother-cell.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
The type in all these cases is this: A mother-cell produces by cell-division four daughter-cells.
As these two daughter-masses become more and more developed, the valves of the mother-cell are pushed more and more widely apart.
Cell-development always takes place within existing cells, and either one or many new cells may be formed within the mother-cell.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell