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Cell Division

TermDefinition
mitosis division of the nucleus
cytokinesis division of the cytoplasm
chromatid one of two identical "sister" parts of a duplicated chromosome
centromere area where the chromatids of a chromosome are attached
interphase period of the cell cycle between cell divisions; when the cell is preparing to divide
cell cycle series of events that cells go through as they grow and divide
prophase first and longest phase of mitosis, during which the chromosomes become visible and the centrioles separate and take up positions on the opposite sides of the nucleus
centriole paired organelle found near the nucleus that is involved in the development of spindle fibers during cell division
metaphase second phase of cell division, during which the chromosomes line up across the center of the cell
anaphase the third phase of mitosis, during which the chromosome pairs separate and move toward opposite poles
telophase fourth and final phase of mitosis, during which the chromosomes begin to disperse into a tangle of dense material
cyclin proteins that regulate the cell cycle in eukaryotic cells
cancer disorder in which some of the body's own cells lose the ability to control growth
chromatin granular material visible within the nucleus; consists of DNA tightly coiled around proteins
chromosome threadlike structure within the nucleus containing the genetic information that is passed from one generation of cells to the next
Created by: smaske