the cycle of growth and asexual reproduction of a cell, consisting of interphase followed in actively dividing cells by prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.
the growth cycle of eukaryotic cells. It is divided into five stages, known as G0, in which the cell is quiescent, G1 and G2, in which it increases in size, S, in which it duplicates its DNA, and M, in which it undergoes mitosis and divides
cell cycle n.
The series of biochemical and structural events involving the growth, replication, and division of a eukaryotic cell.
the division of a cell in reproduction or growth. Historical Examples noun (cytology) the division of a cell into two new cells during growth or reproduction See amitosis, meiosis, mitosis cell division n. The process by which a cell divides to form two daughter cells, each of which contains the same genetic material as the […]
the merging of two or more cells into a single cell. cell fusion n. The nondestructive merging of the contents of two cells by artificial means, resulting in a heterokaryon that will reproduce genetically alike, multinucleated progeny for a few generations.
a prison building containing separate cells, each usually intended for one or two prisoners. Historical Examples
- Cell inclusion
cell inclusion n. Nonliving material in the protoplasm of a cell, such as pigment granules, fat droplets, or nutritive substances. Also called metaplasm2. A storage material such as glycogen or fat.