Mitotic spindle

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 that constitute the mitotic spindle pull the chromatids apart toward opposite poles.


Supplement

Synonym: mitotic apparatus

See also: meiotic spindle

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