Cell division

Definition of Cell division

(Biol.) a method of cell increase, in which new cells are formed by the division of the parent cell. In this process, the cell nucleus undergoes peculiar differentiations and changes, as shown in the figure (see also Karyokinesis). At the same time the protoplasm of the cell becomes gradually constricted by a furrow transverse to the long axis of the nuclear spindle, followed, on the completion of the division of the nucleus, by a separation of the cell contents into two masses, called the daughter cells.

See also: Division

Related Words

amitosis, biological process, cellular division, cleavage, meiosis, miosis, mitosis, organic process, reduction division, segmentation
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