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phragmoplast

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noun phrag·mo·plast \ˈfrag-mō-ˌplast\

Definition of phragmoplast

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



Origin and Etymology of phragmoplast

International Scientific Vocabulary phragmo- (from Greek phragmos fence, from phrassein to enclose) + -plast


First Known Use: 1912


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phragmoplast

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noun phrag·mo·plast \ˈfrag-mō-ˌplast\

Medical Definition of phragmoplast

  1. :  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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