Definition of Kinetochore

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Centromere
Generic synonyms: Anatomical Structure, Bodily Structure, Body Structure, Complex Body Part, Structure
Group relationships: Chromosome
Derivative terms: Centromeric



Definition of Kinetochore

1. Noun. the protein structure in eukaryotes which assembles on the centromere and links the chromosome to microtubule polymers from the mitotic spindle during mitosis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kinetochore

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Medical Definition of Kinetochore

1. Multilayered structure, a pair of which develop on the mitotic chromosome, adjacent to the centromere and to which spindle microtubules attach but not at the end normally associated with a microtubule organising centre. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kinetochore

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Literary usage of Kinetochore

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1. Whole Life Cycle of Chromosomes and Their Coiling Systems: Transactions, APS by L. R. Cleveland (2008)
"Some notes on the behavior of long chromosomes. Cytologia, Tokyo 6: 622-630. 1936. The kinetochore or ... The structure of the kinetochore at mitosis. ..."

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