spindle fiber


One of a network of achromatic filaments that extend inward from the poles of a dividing cell, forming a spindle-shaped figure.

Nearby words

  1. spinate,
  2. spindle,
  3. spindle cell,
  4. spindle cell carcinoma,
  5. spindle cell lipoma,
  6. spindle file,
  7. spindle side,
  8. spindle tree,
  9. spindle-legged,
  10. spindleage

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