phragmoplast

noun
phrag·​mo·​plast | \ ˈfrag-mō-ˌplast How to pronounce phragmoplast (audio) \

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

First Known Use of phragmoplast

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phragmoplast

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

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The first known use of phragmoplast was in 1912

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“Phragmoplast.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phragmoplast. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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phragmoplast

noun
phrag·​mo·​plast | \ ˈfrag-mō-ˌplast How to pronounce phragmoplast (audio) \

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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