Kinetochore meaning

kə-nĕtə-kôr, -nētə-, kī-
Either of two submicroscopic attachment points for chromosomal microtubules, present on each centromere during the process of cell division.
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Either of two submicroscopic attachment points for chromosomal microtubules, present on each centromere during the process of cell division.
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The protein structure in eukaryotes which assembles on the centromere and links the chromosome to microtubule polymers from the mitotic spindle during mitosis.
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Origin of kinetochore

  • kineto– Greek khōros place –chore

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition