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The clear constricted portion of the chromosome at which the chromatids are joined and by which the chromosome is attached to the spindle during cell division.

Year introduced: 1991(1978)

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Tree Number(s): A11.284.430.106.279.345.190.160.165, G05.360.160.165

MeSH Unique ID: D002503

Entry Terms:

  • Centromeres

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