Either of the two cells that result from the division of a cell, as in mitosis.
Either of the two cells formed when a cell undergoes cell division by mitosis . Daughter cells are genetically identical to the parent cell because they contain the same number and type of chromosomes.
It is clear, however, that an equal quantitative division and distribution of the chromatin to the daughter cells is brought about; and if, as has been suggested, the chromatin consists of minute particles or units which are the carriers of the hereditary characteristics, the nuclear division also probably results in the equal division and distribution of one half of each of these units to each daughter cell.
mitosis division of a cell nucleus which results in each daughter cell having the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell.
A portion of the nucleus of the parent cell makes its way through the extremely narrow neck into the daughter cell.
According to their view, in the formation of the germ cells a segregation of the unit pairs occurs - that is to say, the peculiar body or ferment is handed on to one daughter-cell but not to the other.