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Meiotic spindle

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noun

The collective term for all the spindle fibers that form during meiosis. It is a spindle-shaped structure that develops outside the nucleus. The fibers that constitute the meiotic spindle form at the opposite poles and meet at the equatorial plane where some of them are attached to the kinetochore to later pull the chromosomes apart towards opposite poles.


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See also: mitotic spindle


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