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phragmoplast

noun phrag·mo·plast \ˈfrag-mō-ˌplast\

Definition of PHRAGMOPLAST

:  the enlarged barrel-shaped spindle that is characteristic of the later stages of plant mitosis and within which the cell plate forms

Origin of PHRAGMOPLAST

International Scientific Vocabulary phragmo- (from Greek phragmos fence, from phrassein to enclose) + -plast
First Known Use: 1912

phragmoplast

noun phrag·mo·plast \ˈfrag-mō-ˌplast\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHRAGMOPLAST

:  the enlarged barrel-shaped spindle that is characteristic of the later stages of plant mitosis and within which the cell plate forms

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