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chapter 10

cell growth and division

TermDefinition
Asexual Reproduction A cell divides into two new daughter cells.
Cell Division Reproduction involving only one parent organism.
Sexual reproduction Reproduction in which cells from two different parents join to form a new organism.
Cell Cycle Series of events a cell goes through as it grows and divides.
Centromere Area where two sister chromatids are attached.
Chromatid One of two identical "sister" parts of a replicated chromosome.
Chromatin A combination of DNA and protein found in eukaryotic cells.
Chromosome Made up of DNA and contains the genetic information needed to make new cells and carry out cell functions.
Cytokinesis Part of the eukaryotic cell cycle during which the cytoplasm divides.
Interphase Long period of the cell cycle between one cell division and the next.
Mitosis Part of the eukaryotic cell cycle during which the nucleus divides.
Apoptosis Process that programs a cell to die.
Cancer Condition where cells lose ability to control growth.
Growth Factor External regulatory protein that stimulates the growth and division of cells.
Differentiation Process by which cells become specialized.
Embryo Early development stage of an organism.
Pluripotent Able to develop into all tissues of the body except those around the embryo.
Stem Cell Unspecialized cells.
Totipotent Able to develop into all tissues of the body.
Created by: jboniface