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1. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts. Divide the living child in two. (1 kings III. 25)

2. To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns. Let it divide the waters from the waters. (gen. I. 6)

3. To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to distribute; to mete out; to share. True justice unto people to divide. (Spenser) Ye shall divide the land by lot. (Num. Xxxiii. 54)

4. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance. If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom can not stand. (mark III. 24) Every family became now divided within itself. (Prescott)

5. To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a legislative house upon a question.

6. (Science: mathematics) to subject to arithmetical division.

7. (Science: logic) to separate into species; said of a genus or generic term.

8. (Science: mechanics) to mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant.

9. To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.

Synonym: to sever, dissever, sunder, cleave, disjoin, disunite, detach, disconnect, part, distribute, share.

Origin: L. Dividere, divisum; di- = dis- _ root signifying to part; cf. Skr. Vyadh to pierce; perh. Akin to L. Vidua widow, and E. Widow. Cf. Device, devise.

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Re: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?

It keeps getting better. Mitochondria don't just divide, they fuse. http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/mitochondrial-fusion-and-division-14264007

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by jonmoulton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:50 pm
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Topic: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?
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hold accountable presentation charge

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Why can't sperm cells divide mitotically?

Hi,,, Can sperm cells or egg cells undergo mitotic division? I mean can a cell divide mitotically after meiosis? If not, why??? :roll: Thank you

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by Sue4
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why can't sperm cells divide mitotically?
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development of unstable atherosclerosis

... to detach from the endothelium Cholesterol is synthesised in the vessel wall Macrophages enter the arterial wall Fibrous cells and smooth muscle divide in the media. The endothelial surface ruptures Thrombocytes aggregate on the plaque surface Fatty deposits are trapped in the arterial wall I ...

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by zak
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: development of unstable atherosclerosis
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Cell regulation/death

... bout. The actual thing in my mind was why cells don't spread faster and invade other organs while cancer cells do, since even if cancer cells can divide forever, most normal cells also have enough telomere length to divide quite a lot. So if I am correct here, programmed cell death keeps the normal ...

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by Mutt
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell regulation/death
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