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ki·net·o·chore(kə-nĕt′ə-kôr′, -nē′tə-, kī-)
Either of two submicroscopic attachment points for chromosomal microtubules, present on each centromere during the process of cell division.
[kineto- + Greek khōros, place; see -chore.]
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kinetochore(kɪˈnɛtəˌkɔː; kɪˈniːtəˌkɔː; kaɪˈnɛtəˌkɔː; kaɪˈniːtəˌkɔː)
(Genetics) a centromere, a protein structure found in chromosomes
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ki•ne•to•chore(kɪˈni təˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr, -ˈnɛt ə-, kaɪ-)
a structure on the chromosome, at or near the centromere, to which spindle fibers attach during cell division.
[1930–35; < Greek kīnetó(s)]
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|Noun||1.||kinetochore - a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape; "the centromere is difficult to sequence"|
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
chromosome - a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; "humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"
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