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Mitotic spindle

Definition noun The collective term for all the spindle fibers that form during mitosis Supplement The spindle apparatus is... Read More

Meiotic spindle

Definition noun The collective term for all the spindle fibers that form during meiosis Supplement The spindle apparatus is... Read More

Sister chromatids

Sister Chromatids Definition Sister chromatids are defined as the two identical copies of a single replicated chromosome... Read More

Cytokinesis

The cell cycle of eukaryotes is a cyclical series of biological events that certain asexual cells go through. The cell cycle... Read More

Spindle apparatus

Definition noun Any of a network of filaments that collectively form a mitotic spindle (in mitosis) and meiotic spindle... Read More

Prophase I

Organisms all use mitosis to create more cells in the body. Meiosis, a similar process, is used in some organisms to undergo... Read More

Spindle

Definition noun, plural: spindles (1) A collection of minute fibers composed of microtubules, which are prominent during... Read More

Telophase

Telophase is the stage of cell division characterized by the decondensation of chromosomes, and the nuclear envelope... Read More

Microtubule

Microtubule Definition noun plural: microtubules mi·cro·tu·bule, mī'krō-tū'byūl A cytoplasmic tubule made up of... Read More

Microtubule organizing center

Definition noun A structure inside the cell from where microtubules organize following depolymerization to turn into tubular... Read More

Prophase

Prophase is the first stage of mitosis; the very first step in this crucial process of the M-phase of the cell cycle. Now as... Read More

Chromatids

Chromatid Definition Chromatids are found inside our cells. Chromatids are condensed chromosomes distinguishable during... Read More

Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells

Plant Cells Most cells are not visible with the naked eye. However, with microscopes of various types, plant cells can be... Read More

Cytoskeleton

Definition noun plural: cytoskeletons cy·to·skel·e·ton (cell biology) The lattice or internal framework of a cell... Read More

Metaphase plate

Definition noun The plane in the equatorial region of the spindle where chromosomes align during cell division (i.e. mitosis... Read More

Binary fission

Binary Fission Definition What is binary fission? In biology, binary fission is a type of asexual reproduction where a... Read More

Cell Structure

The interior of human cells is divided into the nucleus and the cytoplasm. The nucleus is a spherical or oval-shaped... Read More

Cell matrix

Definition noun plural: cell matrices cell ma·trix, ˈmeɪtɹɪks An insoluble, dynamic gel in the cytoplasm, believed... Read More

Interphase

Interphase is the critical period in the eukaryotic cell cycle characterized by a sequence of events like the G1 phase where... Read More

Eukaryotic cells

Eukaryotic Cells Definition What is a eukaryotic cell? Eukaryotic cells refer to the cells of (or derived from) eukaryotes,... Read More

Aster

Definition noun, plural: asters (cell biology) A star-shaped cluster of microtubules radiating from the pericentriolar... Read More

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a type of reproduction that does not... Read More

Cell division

Cell division is a biological process by which a parent cell duplicates its cell contents and divides to give rise to two or... Read More

Genetic Information and Protein Synthesis

Genetic Code Genes are sequences of DNA nucleotides that carry and transmit the information specifying amino acid sequences... Read More

Proprioceptor

Definition noun, plural: proprioceptors A sensory receptor located in the subcutaneous tissues, and is capable of detecting... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More