Mitotic apparatus

Definition

noun

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


Supplement

Synonym: mitotic spindle

See also: meiotic spindle

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