mitotic spindle n.
The fusiform figure characteristic of a dividing cell, consisting of microtubules, some of which become attached to each chromosome at its centromere and provide the mechanism for chromosomal movement. Also called nuclear spindle.
[mahy-truh] /ˈmaɪ trə/ noun, Botany. 1. the mitriform pileus of certain fungi. 2. a galea. [mee-truh] /ˈmi trə/ noun, Hinduism. 1. the Vedic god of justice.
[mee-tra-yœz] /mi traˈyœz/ noun, plural mitrailleuses [mee-tra-yœz] /mi traˈyœz/ (Show IPA). French. 1. a machine gun. /ˌmɪtraɪˈɜːz/ noun 1. an early form of breech-loading machine gun having several parallel barrels 2. any French machine gun n. kind of machine gun, from French mitrailleuse (19c.), from Old French mitaille (14c.) “small coins,” hence “old iron, scrap […]
- Mitral atresia
mitral atresia n. The congenital absence of the normal mitral valve orifice.
[mahy-truh l] /ˈmaɪ trəl/ adjective 1. of or resembling a . 2. Anatomy. of, relating to, or situated near the of the heart. /ˈmaɪtrəl/ adjective 1. of or like a mitre 2. (anatomy) of or relating to the mitral valve adj. c.1600, “resembling a mitre,” from French mitral, from Modern Latin mitralis, from Latin mitra […]