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Meaning of CENTROMERE

Pronunciation:  'sentru`meer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape; "the centromere is difficult to sequence"
 

CENTROMERE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: kinetochore
 
 See Also: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, chromosome, complex body part, structure

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A specialized chromosome region to which spindle fibers attach during cell division (mitosis).
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The central portion of the chromosome to which the spindle fibers attach during mitotic and meiotic division.
  2. A specialized chromosome region to which spindle fibers attach during cell division.
  3. a structure in the chromosome holding the two chromatics together. During cell division it is the site of attachment for the spindle fibers.
 

 

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