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Cell Growth and Division - Biology


Chapter 10 Match vocabulary words with their definitions

1cell division _____second phase of mitosis, during which the chromosomes line up across the center of the cell"
2mitosis _____area where the chromatids of a chromosome are attached
3cytokinesis _____part of eukaryotic cell division during which the cell nucleus divides
4chromatid _____process by which a cell divides into two new daughter cells
5centromere _____period of the cell cycle between cell divisions
6interphase _____fourth and final phase of mitosis, during which the chromosomes begin to disperse into a tangle of dense material"
7cell cycle _____one of the two identical "sister" parts of a duplicated chromosome"
8prophase _____series of events that cells go through as they grow and divide
9centriole _____the third phase of mitosis, during which the chromosome pairs separate and move toward opposite poles"
10spindle _____disorder in which some of the body's own cells lose the ability to control growth
11metaphase _____one of two tiny structures located in the cytoplasm of animal cells near the nuclear envelop
12anaphase _____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"
13telophase _____division of cytoplasm during cell division
14cyclin _____fanlike microtubule structure that helps separate the chromosomes during mitosis
15cancer _____one of a family of closely related proteins that regulate the cell cycle in eukaryotic cells

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