cell cycle

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cell cycle

n.
The series of events involving the growth, replication, and division of a eukaryotic cell.
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cell cycle

n
(Genetics) the growth cycle of eukaryotic cells. It is divided into five stages, known as G0, in which the cell is quiescent, G1 and G2, in which it increases in size, S, in which it duplicates its DNA, and M, in which it undergoes mitosis and divides
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cell′ cy`cle


n.
the cycle of growth and asexual reproduction of a cell, consisting of interphase followed in actively dividing cells by prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.
[1970–75]
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The division cycle of eukaryotic cells is regulated by a family of cell-cycle regulatory proteins (also known as cyclin) and the cyclin-dependent kinases (CDK) complex, of which cyclin D and cyclin A are the key molecules that can trigger cell-cycle entry, thus driving the cells from quiescence to the mitotic cycle. The periodic change of their expression is synchronized to cell-cycle progression.