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Mitosis

TermDefinition
Cell Cycle The life cycle of a cell,a series of events that take place from one cell division to the next
Chromosome Structure in the nucleus that contains hereditary material DNA
Mitosis The process our body cells use to divide the nucleus divides to form two identical nuclei
Interphase Period of growth and development before cell division. When chromosomes are duplicated
Prophase chromatin condenses into chromosomes, nuclear envelope disappears, spindle fibers start to form
Metaphase chromosomes, chromosomes line up in the middle of the cell
Anaphase The sister chromatid separate into individual chromosomes and are moved apart
Telophase chromosomes return to chromatin; nuclear membranes form; cleavage begins
Cytokinesis Division of the cytoplasm following mitosis and the forming of two new cells
Centromere area connecting sister chromatids
Sister Chromatid When a chromosome is duplicated the two identical parts are know as these
Cancer Uncontrolled cell division
Asexual Reproduction Type of reproduction where a new exact copy of one parent organism is formed
Stem Cell Biological cells found in all multicellular organisms, that can divide (through mitosis) and differentiate into diverse specialized cell types and can self-renew to produce more stem cells.
Created by: Curt