from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two submicroscopic attachment points for chromosomal microtubules, present on each centromere during the process of cell division.
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- n. 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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- n. a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
kineto- + Greek khōros, place; see -chore.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)