kinetochore

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noun ki·net·o·chore \kə-ˈne-tə-ˌkȯr, kī-\

Definition of kinetochore

  1. 1 :  centromere

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

Origin and Etymology of kinetochore

kinet- + Greek chōros place


First Known Use: 1934


Medical Dictionary

kinetochore

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noun ki·neto·chore \kə-ˈnet-ə-ˌkō(ə)r, kī-, -ˌkȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of kinetochore

  1. 1:  centromere

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


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