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- n. The achromatic figure, formed in mitotic cell division, consisting of two asters connected by a spindle-shaped bundle of rod-like fibres diverging from each aster.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The achromatic figure, formed in mitotic cell-division, consisting of two asters connected by a spindle-shaped bundle of rodlike fibers diverging from each aster, and called the spindle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of starfishes, of the family Goniasteridæ.
- n. [lowercase] In embryology, a formation in a maturing ovum of a fusiform figure radiated at either end, thus resembling two stars joined together, whence the name. See extract.
- n. [lowercase] A sponge-spicule consisting of a straight axis with a whorl of rays near each end.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)