kinetochore

noun
ki·​net·​o·​chore | \ kə-ˈne-tə-ˌkȯr How to pronounce kinetochore (audio) , kī- \

Definition of kinetochore

2 : a specialized structure on the centromere to which the microtubular spindle fibers attach during mitosis and meiosis

First Known Use of kinetochore

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kinetochore

kinet- + Greek chōros place

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The first known use of kinetochore was in 1934

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“Kinetochore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kinetochore. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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kinetochore

noun
ki·​neto·​chore | \ kə-ˈnet-ə-ˌkō(ə)r How to pronounce kinetochore (audio) , kī- How to pronounce kinetochore (audio) , -ˌkȯ(ə)r \

Medical Definition of kinetochore

2 : a specialized structure on the centromere to which the microtubular spindle fibers attach during mitosis and meiosis

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