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Spindle fiber

Definition noun, plural: spindle fibers Any of a network of filaments that collectively form a mitotic spindle (in... Read More

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

Fiber

Definition noun, plural: fibers (1) (anatomy) any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber (2) (botany) A cell... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Microtubule

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

Spindle

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

Microtubule organizing center

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

Cytoskeleton

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

Colcemid

Definition noun (cytogenetics) A methylated derivative of colchicine capable of depolymerizing microtubules and arresting... Read More

Kinetochore

Definition noun, plural: kinetochores A protein complex that assembles at the centromeric region of the chromosome during... Read More

Chromatin

Chromatin Definition What is chromatin in a cell? Chromatin is a complex of nucleic acids (e.g. DNA or RNA) and proteins... Read More

Fibre

Definition noun, plural: fibres (1) (anatomy) Any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber and muscle fiber (2)... Read More

Centromere

Definition noun, plural: centromeres The dense, constricted region containing highly-specialized repetitive DNA sequence,... Read More

Cells know when to separate at mitosis

How do cells know when to separate during mitosis? A molecule called BubR1 was found to regulate the timing of the division... Read More

Involuntary muscle

A muscle act typically either under the control of the will or without conscious control. Muscles that can be controlled at... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... 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

Intermediate filaments

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Intermediate filament

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Demecolcine

Definition noun (cytogenetics) A cytotoxic alkaloid isolated from Colchicum autumnale, and is used as an antineoplast... Read More

Microfilament

Definition noun plural: microfilaments mi·cro·fil·a·ments, mī'krō-fil'ă-mĕnts A thin, helical, single-stranded... Read More

Muscle cell

Definition noun, plural: muscle cells Any of the long, tubular mature contractile cells that make up the muscle... Read More

Fibroblast

Definition noun, plural: fibroblasts Cell of connective tissue that produces and secretes fibers (e.g. collagens, reticular... Read More