Biol. a thin, threadlike tangle of chromatin at the beginning of the prophase in mitosis
Origin of spiremeClassical Greek speir?ma, a coil from speira: see spire
The tangle of filaments that appears at the beginning of the prophase portion of meiosis or mitosis.
Origin of spiremeGerman Spirem from Greek speirēma coil from speirāsthai to be coiled around from speira coil