phragmoplast

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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 and Etymology of phragmoplast

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


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phragmoplast

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noun phrag·mo·plast \ ˈfrag-mō-ˌplast \

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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